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Ensuring worker health and well-being at Hanford

In late 2018, HPM Corp. was competitively re-awarded the Hanford Occupational Medical Services contract. HPM Corp. Occupational Medical Services (HPMC...
Workers assess a tank at its pipe opening in the A Tank farm.
(Courtesy Washington River Protection Solutions)

Methods tested to speed waste withdrawal from tanks

Washington River Protection Solutions is considering cutting new holes in Hanford’s single-shell tanks — openings that could potentially reach up...
Tri-City leaders continue to focus on building an economy with higher-paying jobs that don't rely on Hanford. (File photo)

Tri-City leaders look to economy after Hanford

Tri-City leaders remain focused on efforts to diversify the economy, create jobs and expand employment sectors beyond Hanford and the...
A AX Farms

Emptying toxic waste from tanks at Hanford a taxing task

By Arielle Dreher In a way, when it comes to tank waste at the Hanford site, the easy stuff has...
PUREX

PUREX tunnels stabilized after collapse

By Arielle Dreher Nearly two years after a 20-by-20 foot portion of the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant’s Tunnel 1 caved...
Plutonium Finishing Plant

Risks linger with Plutonium Finishing Plant’s demolition

By Arielle Dreher The Plutonium Finishing Plant used to be called the Z Plant when the Hanford nuclear site produced...
waste treatment plant

Vit plant ramps up for next phase

Round-the-clock staffing is in place at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant as Bechtel National Inc. prepares to process...
Hanford roadwork

Small businesses tap into government work

The U.S. Department of Energy’s prime contractors awarded nearly $785 million in subcontracts in fiscal 2018, a figure representing more...
Single shell tank

Several major Hanford contracts to be awarded in late summer

Contracts worth tens of billions of dollars are being systematically awarded for work to be performed at Hanford, covering prime...
Hanford's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant is preparing to start treating tank waste as early as 2022. (Courtesy U.S. Department of Energy)

DOE explores methods to treat waste that could cut expenses

Cleanup of the nuclear waste-contaminated Hanford site will cost another $323.2 billion to $677 billion and continue until at least...

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