Hanford

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...
The basin of the East Reactor, shown here, was demolished a decade ago, but it remains in surveillance mode for now, awaiting final cocooning, or stabilizing. (Photos courtesy U.S. Department of Energy)

Hanford site cleanup story unfolding

By Arielle Dreher There’s no question plenty of contamination remains at the Hanford site. But let’s pause a moment to...
The Tri-Party Agreement was designed with a bias towards preserving the Columbia River from contamination, which led to the installation of several groundwater treatment facilities that treat contaminated water before it reaches the river basin on the Hanford site.

DOE looks to way to replace outgoing workers

Hanford’s workforce is made up of more professional support staff than engineers, scientists or technicians. More than 9,000 people are...
Catwell visits Hanford

Urgency, momentum progress at Hanford

By Brian Vance A sense of urgency is building at the Hanford site as we get closer to delivering on...

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