Peggy McCullough, project manager for the Hanford nuclear reservation’s vitrification plant, or Waste Treatment Plant, is being replaced by Bechtel’s Brian Reilly, who has led design of NNSA’s Uranium Processing Facility.
Washington Closure Hanford is asking that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, accusing the Hanford nuclear reservation contractor of knowingly awarding small business subcontracts to front companies.
DOE has released a draft request for proposals for a $4 billion Hanford nuclear reservation Mission Essential Services Contract to provide much the same site-wide services now provided by Mission Support Alliance.
The head of DOE’s Office of Environmental Management is proposing ways to speed up treatment of some Hanford nuclear reservation tank waste, but DOE needs agreement from the Washington state Department of Ecology.
The Hanford Advisory Board called on DOE to propose $4 billion Hanford nuclear reservation budgets as the vitrification plant starts operations. Low budgets have delayed cleanup as facilities dangerously deteriorate, the HAB said.