A Washington River Protection Solutions project has been named Project of the Year by the Project Management Institute's Columbia River Basin Chapter.
Workers for the Hanford contractor installed a large riser in the dome of Tank C-107, which holds radioactive waste. The project included boring the largest hole ever cut into a Department of Energy tank holding radioactive waste.
The cut and new riser were needed to allow insertion of the Mobile Arm Retrieval System, which will be the largest robotic arm to be installed in a waste tank. The system is expected to speed work to empty Hanford's single-shell tanks of radioactive waste.