K Basins director Teynor receives DOE award

By the Tri-City HeraldNovember 13, 2012 

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu has given Tom Teynor the Secretary's Excellence Award for reducing environmental risk at Hanford.

Chu gave four of the awards this year across the nation to individuals who demonstrated a high level of performance and outstanding leadership that significantly benefited the nation, according to DOE.

Teynor, DOE project director for the K Basins Closure Project, oversaw the removal of used nuclear fuel and knock-out pot sludge from Hanford's K West Basin.

The highly radioactive materials were stored 400 yards from the Columbia River.

Under Teynor's leadership, the sludge treatment project has been transformed into a successful project with strong project management, operations, engineering and safety culture, according to DOE.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service