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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced that tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) had finished construction of the pipeline that will carry treated waste from a Hanford tank to the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant (WTP) for vitrification, or immobilisation in glass.

Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-prepares-for-radwaste-vitrification-at-hanford-9022447

US federal prosecutors on 22 September announced a settlement involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Manhattan Project-era facility near Richland, Washington, and two companies that previously worked at the site.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbechtel-and-aecom-fined-for-fraudulent-work-at-us-hanford-site-8153403

US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the Amentum-led joint venture with Fluor and Atkins, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, the Notice to Proceed to start transition on 5 October on the Central Plateau Clean-up Contract at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington.

Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-contract-for-hanford-cleanup-to-start-in-october-8146238

Spent fuel stored in fuel pools at Hanford's K-East Basin. Courtesy US Government/Hanford. The US Department of Energy has given permission for Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPC Co) to proceed with a major cleanup contract at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington.

The contract, valued at $10bn over 10 years, is for end state closure of facilities, waste burial sites, and groundwater remediation in the river corridor of the Hanford Reservation along the Columbia River.

The work will also include decommissioning and dismantlement of several legacy facilities on the Central Plateau of the Hanford Reservation. CPC Co will manage waste disposition activities for the on-site disposal facility as well as offsite disposal operations.

CPC Co is an Amentum-led joint venture with Atkins Nuclear Secured, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and Fluor.

Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/doe-gives-go-ahead-for-start-of-usd10bn-contract-9-5-2020

The US Department of Defense has announced that heavy lift and transport industry specialist Lampson International has secured a $7.9 million contract for land haul services work.

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslampson-international-wins-contract-to-transport-decommissioned-reactor-7815429

The US Department of Energy (DOE) needs to do more to prevent the failure of radioactively contaminated facilities at the nuclear weapons production site at Hanford in Washington state, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report released on 20 February. 

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-gao-criticises-doe-handling-of-hanford-site-7787178

This year will be a "milestone" in the USA's cleanup of legacy nuclear sites, including the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico, as well as facilities in Idaho, Savannah River and Hanford, a senior US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management officer has told stakeholders. In a separate development, miners at WIPP have completed the "rough cut" of the next area where transuranic waste will be emplaced.

Date: Thursday, 06 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-cleanup-mission-is-set-for-significant-advances

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new Hanford environmental cleanup contract worth up to $10 billion over ten years. The winning bidder for the new Hanford Central Plateau Cleanup Contract is a the Central Plateau Cleanup Co comprising Aecom Management Services (Maryland), Fluor Federal Services (South Carolina) and Atkins Nuclear Secured (Tennessee).

Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-clean-up-contracts-for-hanford-site-7561149

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hanford-waste-treatment-plant-control-room-opens

The control room for the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste Facility at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford site in Washington State has been commissioned. The facility is one of four major facilities that together will form the Waste Treatment and Immobilisation Plant, which will process and stabilize radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site.

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hanford-waste-treatment-plant-control-room-opens