The Hanford, WA, nuclear reservation’s 2020 budget proposed by the Trump administration cuts $416 million. It’s being criticized for not increasing environmental, radioactive waste cleanup at aging facilities.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the Leidos and Centerra owned Mission Support Alliance contract at the Hanford nuclear reservation. A new contract will be awarded for site support services.
A GAO report says that DOE needs more oversight of its contractors’ subcontracting at the Hanford nuclear reservation and other sites, including requiring regular audits to identify fraud and excess costs.
The state Department of Transportation plans a meeting to discuss solutions to traffic congestion on the Highway 240 bypass highway in Richland, particularly during the Hanford nuclear reservation commute.
The Department of Ecology plans a study of Perma-Fix Northwest in Richland as it prepares to renew a 20-year-old permit. Perma-Fix wants to treat Hanford nuclear reservation site radioactive tank waste.
Federal lawsuit claims new Washington state worker compensation law for Hanford nuclear reservation workers with cancer and other illnesses is too broad, expensive and unconstitutional. DOE pays claims.
Hanford Site occupational medicine contractor HPM Corp. of Kennewick earned 90 percent of fee, or incentive pay, available for fiscal 2018 for its work to protect the health of workers at the nuclear reservation.
DOE’s two Hanford nuclear reservation offices will share a top manager for the first time in 20 years. Brian Vance will lead the Department of Energy’s Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection.
Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit against Hanford, Washington, nuclear reservation site contractor Mission Support Alliance, accusing it of fraud when owned by Lockheed Martin. Leidos is now an owner.
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.