Hanford

The Hanford site serves as a key piece of the Tri-City economy.  Our special coverage takes a closer look at Hanford’s workforce, cleanup efforts and costs, and the status of key projects, including the massive vitrification plant currently under construction at the 586-square-mile site in our backyard.

Retired Hanford chemist John C. Abercrombie is enjoying a second career blogging and podcasting about Black history following his 1997 retirement from the Hanford site. Cold War Patriots, serving veterans of the nuclear industry, named. (Courtesy Cold War Patriots)

Retired Hanford chemist now tells overlooked stories of Black excellence

John Abercrombie had little use for history during the 28 years he worked as a chemist, analytical lab manager and employment officer at the Hanford...
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Working to ensure worker health in challenging times

Last year was extremely challenging for everyone. HPMC Occupational Medical Services (OMS) continued health care support to Hanford workers as the site transitioned to reduced...
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Pandemic didn’t stop us from making progress on our goals

Each year, I appreciate the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ Hanford edition, which is the perfect opportunity to update our community on Washington River Protection...
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Integration, innovation key focuses for new Hanford contractor

On January 25, 2021, an era that will be marked with increased integration efforts, infrastructure upgrades and state-of-the-art technology officially began at the Hanford site....
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Veolia supports vit plant startup

Veolia is a global resourcing company with more than $30 billion in annual revenue and 178,000 employees. Through Veolia Nuclear Solutions - Federal Services (VNSFS),...
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HLMI is new manager for tank waste analysis at 222-S Laboratory

The primary mission of the Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory is to provide analytical support for the storage and treatment of Hanford tank waste. In January,...
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, left, invited Jennifer Granholm, the new Energy secretary, to tour the Hanford site, continuing his tradition of hosting senior officials in Richland. Above, he welcomed former secretary Rick Perry, center in dark jacket, in August 2017. Perry was former President Donald Trump’s first Energy secretary. (Courtesy Bechtel National Inc.)

Newhouse invites new Energy secretary to tour Hanford

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse personally invited the new U.S. Secretary of Energy to tour the Hanford site so she can familiarize herself with the country’s...
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Hanford’s progress heartening in era of Covid-19 challenges

The Hanford nuclear site cleanup work happening in our backyard costs billions of dollars and relies on a complicated network of companies, favorable-to-Hanford political winds...