James Owendoff, who is the acting leader of the Department of Energy cleanup work, is looking at ways to speed up the treatment of Hanford’s tank waste. Much of the waste is expected to be treated at the Waste Treatment Plant, shown in the fog.
James Owendoff, who is the acting leader of the Department of Energy cleanup work, is looking at ways to speed up the treatment of Hanford’s tank waste. Much of the waste is expected to be treated at the Waste Treatment Plant, shown in the fog. Courtesy Bechtel National
James Owendoff, who is the acting leader of the Department of Energy cleanup work, is looking at ways to speed up the treatment of Hanford’s tank waste. Much of the waste is expected to be treated at the Waste Treatment Plant, shown in the fog. Courtesy Bechtel National

DOE proposes faster ways to treat Hanford waste. Will it meet state standards?

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  • Workers take down Plutonium Reclamation Facility Canyon

    This video from November shows demolition of the north wall of the canyon, allowing heavy equipment to begin removing strong backs from the walls. Strong backs are brackets from which pencil-shaped processing tanks once hung. It also shows the array of dust suppression tools, each spraying water from a different angle to help control radiological contamination during demolition.