The Hanford nuclear reservation’s vitrification plant project is expected to hire about 300 workers in the coming months as Bechtel and AECOM continue to shift from construction to start up of the site’s Waste Treatment Plant.
U.S. judge extends Hanford nuclear reservation consent decree deadlines for emptying radioactive and chemical waste from leak-prone underground tanks. Chemical vapor protections have slowed work at the site.
Washington state has issued permits needed to finish construction on the final support building, the Effluent Management Facility, to start waste treatment at the Hanford nuclear reservation vitrification plant.
The Department of Energy is proposing a change to what is classified as high level radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation. It could mean more waste shipped off site sooner or possibly more remaining underground.
Restrictions on large purchases by Bechtel National following a subcontracting audit have been lifted. There were no negative impacts to work at the Hanford nuclear reservation vitrification plant, contractor says.
The Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant, Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station near Richland, WA set monthly electricity production records in August and September. That’s eight in the last year.
The Department of Energy and state of Washington are asking the federal court for a deadline extension to empty 9 Hanford nuclear reservation tanks of radioactive waste. The deadline was set in a consent decree.
Roy E. Shore, former chief of epidemiology at the New York University School of Medicine, will talk about radiation effects at a meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Health Physics Society in Richland.
The Hanford History Project at Washington State University has launched a series of books covering the history of the nuclear reservation and some of the history of the Tri-Cities. A book launch is set in Richland.
The family of the pilot of B-17 bomber Day’s Pay, bought by Hanford nuclear reservation workers during World War II, have donated artifacts to the Washington State University Tri-Cities Hanford History Project.
Bechtel National is assigning a new project director to lead the Waste Treatment Plant, or vitrification plant, project as it prepares to start treating low activity radioactive waste at the Hanford vitrification plant.
The Department of Energy released a request for bids, or request for proposals (RFP), for its new Hanford Essential Services Contract valued at up to $6 billion to provide site-wide services at the nuclear reservation.
This video uses animation to show how DOE and contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company would fill waste storage Tunnel 2 near PUREX with grout to prevent a collapse, while allowing for future removal of the waste from the tunnel.