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.
A Benton County Sheriff’s Office car and a car driven by a Hanford employee crashed head-on at the Hanford nuclear reservation in the center of the site on Monday, Feb. 4. Two people were taken to a hospital.
Doug Shoop, manager of the Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office at the Hanford nuclear reservation, is retiring. He oversees much of the environmental cleanup work and overall site management.
The expected cost of cleaning up the Hanford nuclear reservation environmental has at least tripled since 2016, says the new Hanford Site lifecycle cost report for cleaning up radioactive and nuclear waste.
A Department of Energy report blames the Hanford nuclear reservation tank waste cleanup for much of a $110 billion jump in environmental cleanup costs. The vitrification plant was among costs DOE flagged.
The Department of Energy has awarded a contract for a demonstration project to grout Hanford nuclear reservation radioactive tank waste. Aerostar Perma-Fix TRU Services will do the Test Bed Initiative work.
Hanford nuclear reservation contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation, owned by Jacobs Engineering, was paid a $10 million incentive fee after the spread of radioactive contamination at a former plutonium plant.
The Hanford nuclear reservation’s site wide services contractor, Mission Support Alliance owned primarily by Leidos, earned $21 million, or 94 percent of the fee available, under its contract. Traffic safety planning was a high point.
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.