Hanford

Concerns Raised About Hanford Tanks

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- New documents show there are "significant construction flaws" in some newer, double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks that could lead to additional leaks at the Hanford nuclear complex in Washington state.Those tanks hold some of the worst…

UMCDF Workforce Reduction Starts Today

From the URS- HERMISTON, Ore. - The workforce at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) will dip under 100 employees after a Reduction in Force (RIF) is completed today (Feb. 27) Thursday's RIF is tied to the project's "demolition…

1,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from Hanford's 300 Area

RICHLAND, WA - Today, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Richland Operations Office announced the removal of a massive concrete vault that once held two 15,000-gallon stainless steel tanks used to collect highly contaminated waste from Hanford's 300 Area laboratories as…

Test Reactor Removed

Washington Closure Hanford reaches a clean-up milestone today as the final test reactor is being removed from the 300 area.The plutonium recycling test reactor was used in the 1960's to test alternative fuels for commercial nuclear reactors. Demolition of the…