National Library of Energy BETA

Sample records for washington closure hanford

  1. Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    Sax, President, Washington Closure Hanford. Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's River Corridor More Documents & Publications 2014 Congressional Nuclear...

  2. Washington Closure Hanford - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Washington Closure Hanford Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions Washington Closure Hanford Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) logo A prime contractor for environmental

  3. Washington Closure Hanford, LLC., Hanford, June 2012

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Washington Closure Hanford, LLC Report from the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review June 11-14, 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety ...

  4. Preliminary Notice of Violation, Washington Closure Hanford,...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Issued to Washington Closure Hanford, LLC related an Employee Fall at the High Bay Testing ... At Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 ...

  5. Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's River Corridor

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    | Department of Energy Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's River Corridor Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's River Corridor Presentation from the 2015 DOE National Cleanup Workshop by Scott Sax, President, Washington Closure Hanford. Washington Closure Hanford: Cleanup Progress Along Hanford's River Corridor (10.41 MB) More Documents & Publications 2014 Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Briefings 2013 Congressional Nuclear Cleanup

  6. Type B Accident Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford,...

    Energy Saver

    LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington Type B Accident Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury ...

  7. Washington Closure Hanford: Ten Years of River Corridor Cleanup |

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Department of Energy Washington Closure Hanford: Ten Years of River Corridor Cleanup Washington Closure Hanford: Ten Years of River Corridor Cleanup December 17, 2015 - 12:30pm Addthis Contract-Timeline-E1511010_4-B_756px.jpg This timeline shows contractor Washington Closure Hanford's accomplishments over the past 10 years through its River Corridor Closure Contract. Addthis Related Articles EM Update Newsletter Spotlights River Corridor Cleanup at Hanford Site River Corridor Achievements

  8. Institute Recognizes Washington Closure Hanford as International Award

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Finalist | Department of Energy Institute Recognizes Washington Closure Hanford as International Award Finalist Institute Recognizes Washington Closure Hanford as International Award Finalist December 17, 2015 - 12:05pm Addthis RICHLAND, Wash. - The Project Management Institute (PMI) honored Hanford Site contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) as a finalist for the international Project of the Year Award. WCH and the River Corridor team were recognized for their cleanup progress in this

  9. DOE Cites Washington Closure Hanford for Safety Violations | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Energy Closure Hanford for Safety Violations DOE Cites Washington Closure Hanford for Safety Violations August 19, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) for violations of DOE's worker safety and health program regulations in 2009 at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State. In a continued effort to maintain the highest level of worker safety at DOE sites,

  10. Fiscal Year 2006 Washington Closure Hanford Science & Technology Plan

    SciTech Connect

    K.J. Kroegler, M. Truex, D.J. McBride

    2006-01-19

    This Washington Closure Hanford science and technology (S&T) plan documents the activities associated with providing S&T support to the River Corridor Closure Project for fiscal year 2006.

  11. Preliminary Notice of Violation, Washington Closure Hanford, LLC- WEA-2010-02

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Issued to Washington Closure Hanford, LLC related an Employee Fall at the High Bay Testing Facility (336 Building) at the Hanford Site

  12. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    DOE/EIS-0391 Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Summary U.S. Department of Energy November 2012 1 Cover Sheet Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agencies: Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Title: Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS)

  13. Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington Closure...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Washington Closure Hanford VPP Report - March 2009 Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington Closure Hanford VPP Report - March 2009 March 2009 Evaluation to determine...

  14. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    R-1 APPENDIX R CUMULATIVE IMPACTS: ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY This appendix describes the cumulative impacts methodology for the U.S. Department of Energy's Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. The appendix is organized into sections on (1) regulations and guidance, (2) previous studies, (3) history of land use at the Hanford Site and in surrounding regions, (4) future land use at the Hanford Site, (5) future land use in

  15. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    -1 CHAPTER 1 PROPOSED ACTIONS: BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND NEED Chapter 1 describes the background, purpose and need for the agency action presented in this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS). Section 1.1 provides summary information on the size and distribution of the waste inventory at the Hanford Site (Hanford), the specific objectives of this TC & WM EIS, and the regulatory basis for the proposed

  16. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    E-1 APPENDIX E DESCRIPTIONS OF FACILITIES, OPERATIONS, AND TECHNOLOGIES Appendix E provides additional information about the technologies, processes, and facilities for the three key activities of this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington: tank closure, Fast Flux Test Facility decommissioning, and waste management. Section E.1 includes this information for tank closure; Section E.2, for Fast Flux Test Facility

  17. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Reader's Guide U.S. Department of Energy November 2012 1 Cover Sheet Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agencies: Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Title: Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS) (DOE/EIS-0391) Location: Benton County, Washington Contacts: For copies of this Final TC & WM EIS, call toll-free

  18. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    P-1 APPENDIX P ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES AND RISK ANALYSIS This appendix presents the ecological resources (see Section P.1) at the Hanford Site and lists the plants and animals evaluated in this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. Potential impacts of both airborne releases during operations and groundwater discharges under the various alternatives are evaluated in this appendix. The purpose of the risk analysis is to compare

  19. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    APPENDIX I WORKFORCE ESTIMATES This appendix presents the estimated number of workers required to perform construction, operations, deactivation, closure, and decommissioning tasks under each of the alternatives presented in this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. I.1 INTRODUCTION Full-time-equivalent (FTE) estimates were based on information provided in data reports prepared to support this environmental impact statement

  20. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Volume 3, Book 1 Section 1: Overview Section 2: Topics of Interest Section 3: Individual Commentors U.S. Department of Energy November 2012 1 Cover Sheet Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agencies: Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Title: Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS) (DOE/EIS-0391) Location: Benton County,

  1. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 ▪ Public Comments and DOE Responses 3-1053 Campaign A March 16, 2010 As a resident of the Pacifc Northwest, I oppose the "preferred alternative" to ship nuclear waste from other Department of Energy sites to Hanford, as outlined in the Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (DOE/EIS--0391). I vehemently oppose the plan to add more radioactive waste to the Hanford site. Shipping this waste along Northwest

  2. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    APPENDIX B CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT FOR PREPARATION OF THE TANK CLOSURE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE HANFORD SITE, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON The Council of Environmental Quality regulations at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulatiolls (CFR), Section 1506.5(c), which have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Energy (10 CFR 1021), require contractors and

  3. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    D-1 APPENDIX D WASTE INVENTORIES This appendix provides additional information about the inventories that drive the proposed alternatives described in Chapter 2 of this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS). Information provided in this appendix forms the basis for determining the short- and long-term environmental impacts under each alternative, which are described in Chapters 4 and 5, respectively, of this

  4. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    APPENDIX F DIRECT AND INDIRECT IMPACTS: ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY This appendix briefly describes the methods used to assess the potential direct and indirect effects of the alternatives in this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. Included in this appendix are discussions of general impact assessment methodologies for land resources, infrastructure, noise and vibration, air quality, geology and soils, water resources,

  5. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    L-1 APPENDIX L GROUNDWATER FLOW FIELD DEVELOPMENT This appendix describes the development of the regional-scale groundwater flow field used for the groundwater modeling that supports assessment of the groundwater quality impacts discussed in the Draft and Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC & WM EIS), Chapters 5 and 6 and Appendices O and V. Included are an overview of groundwater flow at the site; the purpose

  6. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    APPENDIX S WASTE INVENTORIES FOR CUMULATIVE IMPACT ANALYSES Integral to development of the inventory data set for the cumulative impact analyses presented in this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington was identification of those waste sites potentially contributing to cumulative impacts on groundwater. Their identification involved two semi-independent, convergent processes: a Waste Information Data System screen and a

  7. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    X-1 APPENDIX X SUPPLEMENT ANALYSIS OF THE DRAFT TANK CLOSURE AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE HANFORD SITE, RICHLAND, WASHINGTON Consistent with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Regulations (10 CFR 1021.314(c)(3)), "DOE shall make the determination and the related Supplement Analysis available to the public for information. Copies of the determination and Supplement Analysis shall be provided upon written request. DOE shall make copies available for inspection in

  8. Type B Accident Investigation At Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury on July 1, 2009, At The 336 Building, Hanford Site, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    During D4 project demolition preparation work on the morning of July 1, 2009, in Hanford’s 300 Area, a millwright fell 50 feet from a catwalk and was severely injured. The millwright was part of a Washington Closure Hanford, LLC (WCH) team of craft personnel preparing a bridge crane for removal from the 336 Building.

  9. The River Corridor Closure Contract How Washington Closure Hanford is Closing A Unique Department of Energy Project - 12425

    SciTech Connect

    Feist, E.T.

    2012-07-01

    Cleanup of the Hanford River Corridor has been one of Hanford Site's top priorities since the early 1990's. This urgency is due to the proximity of hundreds of waste sites to the Columbia River and the groundwater that continues to threaten the Columbia River. In April 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) awarded the Hanford River Corridor Closure Contract (RCCC), a cost-plus incentive-fee closure contract with a 2015 end date and first of its kind at Hanford Site, to Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), a limited-liability company owned by URS, Bechtel National, and CH2M HILL. WCH is a single-purpose company whose goal is to safely, compliantly, and efficiently accelerate cleanup in the Hanford River Corridor and reduce or eliminate future obligations to DOE-RL for maintaining long-term stewardship over the site. Accelerated performance of the work-scope while keeping a perspective on contract completion presents challenges that require proactive strategies to support the remaining work-scope through the end of the RCCC. This paper outlines the processes to address the challenges of completing work-scope while planning for contract termination. WCH is responsible for cleanup of the River Corridor 569.8 km{sup 2} (220 mi{sup 2}) of the 1,517.7 km{sup 2} (586 mi{sup 2}) Hanford Site's footprint reduction. At the end of calendar year 2011, WCH's closure implementation is well underway. Fieldwork is complete in three of the largest areas within the RCCC scope (Segments 1, 2, and 3), approximately 44.5% of the River Corridor (Figure 3). Working together, DOE-RL and WCH are in the process of completing the 'paper work' that will document the completion of the work-scope and allow DOE-RL to relieve WCH of contractual responsibilities and transition the completed areas to the Long-Term Stewardship Program, pending final action RODs. Within the next 4 years, WCH will continue to complete cleanup of the River Corridor following the

  10. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 OVERVIEW OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PROCESS 1-1 SECTION 1 OVERVIEW OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PROCESS This section of this Comment-Response Document (CRD) describes the public comment process for the Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Draft TC & WM EIS) and the procedures used to respond to public comments. Section 1.1 summarizes the organization of this CRD. Section 1.2 discusses the public comment process and the means

  11. Bat Surveys of Retired Facilitiies Scheduled for Demolition by Washington Closure Hanford

    SciTech Connect

    Gano, K. A.; Lucas, J. G.; Lindsey, C. T.

    2011-06-30

    This project was conducted to evaluate buildings and facilities remaining in the Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) deactivation, decontamination, decommissioning, and demolition schedule for bat roost sites. The project began in spring of 2009 and was concluded in spring of 2011. A total of 196 buildings and facilities were evaluated for the presence of bat roosting sites. The schedule for the project was prioritized to accommodate the demolition schedule. As the surveys were completed, the results were provided to the project managers to facilitate planning and project completion. The surveys took place in the 300 Area, 400 Area, 100-H, 100-D, 100-N, and 100-B/C Area. This report is the culmination of all the bat surveys and summarizes the findings by area and includes recommended mitigation actions where bat roosts were found.

  12. Department of Energy Awards Hanford River Corridor Contract To Washington Closure, LLC

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman today announced that Washington Closure, LLC has been awarded the contract to manage the clean up and remediation of the Columbia River Corridor...

  13. Risk and Performance Analyses Supporting Closure of WMA C at the Hanford Site in Southeast Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Eberlein, Susan J.; Bergeron, Marcel P.; Kemp, Christopher J.; Hildebrand, R. Douglas; Aly, Alaa; Kozak, Matthew; Mehta, Sunil; Connelly, Michael

    2013-11-11

    The Office of River Protection under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing closure of the Single-Shell Tank (SST) Waste Management Area (WMA) C as stipulated by the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO) under federal requirements and work tasks will be done under the State-approved closure plans and permits. An initial step in meeting the regulatory requirements is to develop a baseline risk assessment representing current conditions based on available characterization data and information collected at the WMA C location. The baseline risk assessment will be supporting a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) Field Investigation (RFI)/Corrective Measures Study (CMS) for WMA closure and RCRA corrective action. Complying with the HFFACO conditions also involves developing a long-term closure Performance Assessment (PA) that evaluates human health and environmental impacts resulting from radionuclide inventories in residual wastes remaining in WMA C tanks and ancillary equipment. This PA is being developed to meet the requirements necessary for closure authorization under DOE Order 435.1 and Washington State Hazardous Waste Management Act. To meet the HFFACO conditions, the long-term closure risk analysis will include an evaluation of human health and environmental impacts from hazardous chemical inventories along with other performance Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Appropriate and Applicable Requirements (CERCLA ARARs) in residual wastes left in WMA C facilities after retrieval and removal. This closure risk analysis is needed to needed to comply with the requirements for permitted closure. Progress to date in developing a baseline risk assessment of WMA C has involved aspects of an evaluation of soil characterization and groundwater monitoring data collected as a part of the RFI/CMS and RCRA monitoring. Developing the long-term performance assessment aspects has involved the

  14. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington 5-394 5.2 FFTF DECOMMISSIONING ALTERNATIVES This section describes the potential long-term environmental and human health impacts associated with implementation of alternatives considered to decommission FFTF and auxiliary facilities at Hanford; to manage waste from the decommissioning process, including waste designated as remote-handled special components (RH-SCs); and to manage the disposition of the Hanford inventory of radioactively contaminated

  15. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2-1 TC & WM EIS Proposed Actions (1) Retrieve, treat, and dispose of waste in single-shell tank (SST) and double-shell tank (DST) farms and close the SST system. (2) Decommission the Fast Flux Test Facility, manage the resulting waste, and manage the disposition of the Hanford Site's (Hanford's) inventory of bulk sodium. (3) Manage waste from tank closure and other Hanford activities, as well as limited volumes received from U.S. Department of Energy sites. CHAPTER 2 PROPOSED ACTIONS AND

  16. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    -1 CHAPTER 7 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES AND MITIGATION DISCUSSION Chapter 7 discusses environmental consequences that would occur due to implementation of the reasonable alternatives for each of the following: (1) tank waste retrieval, treatment, and disposal and single-shell tank system closure at the Hanford Site (i.e., tank closure); (2) decommissioning of the Fast Flux Test Facility and auxiliary facilities and disposition of the inventory of radioactively contaminated bulk sodium (i.e.,

  17. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS) Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Foreword Summary Ecology believes that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor have prepared a Final TC & WM EIS that presents many important issues for discussion. Ecology's involvement in the production of this TC & WM EIS shows that this document has benefited from quality reviews and quality assurance procedures. In addition, this document benefited from

  18. Hanford Site Completes Successful River Corridor Closure Contract...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    the River Corridor Closure Contract scope when Washington Closure Hanford's (WCH) ... reviewing project statuses, timelines, scope, compliance requirements and processes for ...

  19. The Hanford Story | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    The Hanford Story The Hanford Story Addthis Description Washington Closure Hanford depicting The Hanford Story

  20. Baseline Risk Assessment Supporting Closure at Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Singleton, Kristin M.

    2015-01-07

    The Office of River Protection under the U.S. Department of Energy is pursuing closure of the Single-Shell Tank (SST) Waste Management Area (WMA) C under the requirements of the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO). A baseline risk assessment (BRA) of current conditions is based on available characterization data and information collected at WMA C. The baseline risk assessment is being developed as a part of a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI)/Corrective Measures Study (CMS) at WMA C that is mandatory under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and RCRA corrective action. The RFI/CMS is needed to identify and evaluate the hazardous chemical and radiological contamination in the vadose zone from past releases of waste from WMA C. WMA C will be under Federal ownership and control for the foreseeable future, and managed as an industrial area with restricted access and various institutional controls. The exposure scenarios evaluated under these conditions include Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Method C, industrial worker, maintenance and surveillance worker, construction worker, and trespasser scenarios. The BRA evaluates several unrestricted land use scenarios (residential all-pathway, MTCA Method B, and Tribal) to provide additional information for risk management. Analytical results from 13 shallow zone (0 to 15 ft. below ground surface) sampling locations were collected to evaluate human health impacts at WMA C. In addition, soil analytical data were screened against background concentrations and ecological soil screening levels to determine if soil concentrations have the potential to adversely affect ecological receptors. Analytical data from 12 groundwater monitoring wells were evaluated between 2004 and 2013. A screening of groundwater monitoring data against background concentrations and Federal maximum concentration levels was used to determine vadose zone

  1. EA-1707: Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and Solid Waste Landfill, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of closing the Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and the Solid Waste Landfill. The Washington State Department of Ecology is a cooperating agency in preparing this EA.

  2. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3-1 CHAPTER 3 AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT In Chapter 3, the affected environment descriptions of the Hanford Site and Idaho National Laboratory are presented to provide the context for understanding the environmental consequences described in Chapter 4. As such, they serve as a baseline from which any environmental changes that may be brought about by implementing the proposed actions and alternatives can be identified and evaluated; the baseline conditions are the existing conditions. The affected

  3. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Q-1 APPENDIX Q LONG-TERM HUMAN HEALTH DOSE AND RISK ANALYSIS This appendix presents methods and results for assessment of potential human health impacts due to releases of radionuclides and chemicals from the high-level radioactive waste tanks, Fast Flux Test Facility decommissioning, and waste management activities over long periods of time following stabilization or closure. Q.1 INTRODUCTION Adverse impacts on human health and the environment may occur over long periods of time following

  4. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    T-1 Cumulative Impacts Effects on the environment that result from the proposed action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions, regardless of what agency or person undertakes such other actions (40 CFR 1508.7). APPENDIX T SUPPORTING INFORMATION FOR THE SHORT-TERM CUMULATIVE IMPACT ANALYSES This appendix contains the detailed tables that support the short-term cumulative impacts presented in Chapter 6 of this Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental

  5. Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    144 December 2014 Page 1 Activity Specific Categorical Exclusion for U.S. Army Training Exercises and Simulations at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington 1.0 BACKGROUND Title 10, Part 1021 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 1021), "National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures," establishes procedures that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) uses to comply with section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 [42 U.S.C. 4332(2)] and the

  6. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2016 June 29, 2016 Washington Closure Hanford reaches a new safety milestone Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) and its subcontractor employees have achieved a significant safety milestone by working 7 million hours without a lost workday injury

  7. Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    EIS | Department of Energy Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management EIS Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management EIS December 13, 2013 - 10:19am Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the first in a series of Records of Decision (RODs) pursuant to the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC&WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012).

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2016 June 30, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet June 2016 The updated Hanford Site progress fact sheet through June 30, 2016. June 29, 2016 Washington Closure Hanford reaches a new safety milestone - 7 million safe work hours Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) and its subcontractor employees have achieved a significant safety milestone by working 7 million hours without a lost workday injury. June 01, 2016 Registration for Additional Hanford Site Cleanup Tours Begin on June 1 Due to

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    December 2013 December 16, 2013 DOE Exercises Option for Mission Support Contract The Department of Energy is extending Mission Support Alliance's contract for infrastructure and site services at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state by three years. December 13, 2013 DOE Announces Record of Decision on Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management December 05, 2013 Washington Closure Hanford Reaches $1 billion in Small Business Subcontracting $783 million goes to businesses in Washington

  10. HANFORD SITE RIVER PROTECTION PROJECT (RPP) TANK FARM CLOSURE

    SciTech Connect

    JARAYSI, M.N.; SMITH, Z.; QUINTERO, R.; BURANDT, M.B.; HEWITT, W.

    2006-01-30

    The U. S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection and the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. are responsible for the operations, cleanup, and closure activities at the Hanford Tank Farms. There are 177 tanks overall in the tank farms, 149 single-shell tanks (see Figure 1), and 28 double-shell tanks (see Figure 2). The single-shell tanks were constructed 40 to 60 years ago and all have exceeded their design life. The single-shell tanks do not meet Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 [1] requirements. Accordingly, radioactive waste is being retrieved from the single-shell tanks and transferred to double-shell tanks for storage prior to treatment through vitrification and disposal. Following retrieval of as much waste as is technically possible from the single-shell tanks, the Office of River Protection plans to close the single-shell tanks in accordance with the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order [2] and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 [3] requirements. The double-shell tanks will remain in operation through much of the cleanup mission until sufficient waste has been treated such that the Office of River Protection can commence closing the double-shell tanks. At the current time, however, the focus is on retrieving waste and closing the single-shell tanks. The single-shell tanks are being managed and will be closed in accordance with the pertinent requirements in: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and its Washington State-authorized Dangerous Waste Regulations [4], US DOE Order 435.1 Radioactive Waste Management [5], the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [6], and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 [7]. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order, which is commonly referred to as the Tri-Party Agreement or TPA, was originally signed by Department of Energy, the State of Washington, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1989. Meanwhile, the

  11. Institute Recognizes Washington Closure Hanford as International...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    December 17, 2015 - 12:05pm Addthis RICHLAND, Wash. - The Project Management Institute (PMI) ... "This was a very special honor for me to attend the PMI Global Congress award ...

  12. EA-1707: Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    07: Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and Solid Waste Landfill, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington EA-1707: Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and...

  13. Hanford Site Completes Successful River Corridor Closure Contract

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Transition | Department of Energy Completes Successful River Corridor Closure Contract Transition Hanford Site Completes Successful River Corridor Closure Contract Transition October 17, 2016 - 12:05pm Addthis CH2M President and Chief Executive Officer John Ciucci welcomed transitioning employees at an orientation session. CH2M President and Chief Executive Officer John Ciucci welcomed transitioning employees at an orientation session. The IT transition team - Contractors Work Together to

  14. Cultural Resources Review for Closure of the nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and Solid Waste Landfill in the 600 Area, Hanford Site, Benton County, Washington, HCRC# 2010-600-018R

    SciTech Connect

    Gutzeit, Jennifer L.; Kennedy, Ellen P.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Sharpe, James J.; DeMaris, Ranae; Venno, M.; Christensen, James R.

    2011-02-02

    The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office is proposing to close the Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill (NRDWL) and Solid Waste Landfill (SWL) located in the 600 Area of the Hanford Site. The closure of the NRDWL/SWL entails the construction of an evapotranspiration cover over the landfill. This cover would consist of a 3-foot (1-meter) engineered layer of fine-grained soil, modified with 15 percent by weight pea gravel to form an erosion-resistant topsoil that will sustain native vegetation. The area targeted for silt-loam borrow soil sits in Area C, located in the northern central portion of the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology (ALE) Reserve Unit. The pea gravel used for the mixture will be obtained from both off-site commercial sources and an active gravel pit (Pit #6) located just west of the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. Materials for the cover will be transported along Army Loop Road, which runs from Beloit Avenue (near the Rattlesnake Barricade) east-northeast to the NRDWL/SWL, ending at State Route 4. Upgrades to Army Loop Road are necessary to facilitate safe bidirectional hauling traffic. This report documents a cultural resources review of the proposed activity, conducted according to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

  15. Contractors Cleaned Up Most of Hanford Site's River Corridor, But Work Remains

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington Closure Hanford and previous contractors have completed much of the cleanup work in the River Corridor.

  16. Bechtel National, Inc. - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Inc. Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM...

  17. Hanford Site Sustainability Program, Richland, Washington - 12464

    SciTech Connect

    Fritz, Lori

    2012-07-01

    In support of implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, the Hanford Site Sustainability Plan [1] was developed to implement strategies and activities required to achieve the prescribed goals in the EO as well as demonstrate measurable progress in environmental stewardship at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site has made significant progress in the area of environmental stewardship through multiple initiatives to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, despite increased demands in those areas due to accelerated cleanup work driven by ARRA funding. Future plans, contingent on available funding, include additional enhancements in the areas of fleet management, including installation of additional charging stations and continued acquisition of alternate fueled vehicles, implementation of one or more of the recommendations from the Feasibility Study on reducing GHG emissions from employee commuting, and potential diversion of solid waste from on-site landfills. (author)

  18. HANFORD SITE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM RICHLAND WASHINGTON - 12464

    SciTech Connect

    FRITZ LL

    2012-01-12

    In support of implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, the Hanford Site Sustainability Plan was developed to implement strategies and activities required to achieve the prescribed goals in the EO as well as demonstrate measurable progress in environmental stewardship at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site Sustainability Program was developed to demonstrate progress towards sustainability goals as defined and established in Executive Order (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance; EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management, and several applicable Energy Acts. Multiple initiatives were undertaken in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to implement the Program and poise the Hanford Site as a leader in environmental stewardship. In order to implement the Hanford Site Sustainability Program, a Sustainability Plan was developed in conjunction with prime contractors, two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices, and key stakeholders to serve as the framework for measuring progress towards sustainability goals. Based on the review of these metrics and future plans, several activities were initiated to proactively improve performance or provide alternatives for future consideration contingent on available funding. A review of the key metric associated with energy consumption for the Hanford Site in FY 2010 and 2011 indicated an increase over the target reduction of 3 percent annually from a baseline established in FY 2003 as illustrated in Figure 1. This slight increase was attributed primarily from the increased energy demand from the cleanup projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in FY 2010 and 2011. Although it is forecasted that the energy demand will decrease commensurate with the completion of ARRA projects, several major initiatives were launched to improve energy efficiency.

  19. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2014 July 31, 2014 FACT SHEET: Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet Check the latest stats on Hanford cleanup progress and employment at the site. July 31, 2014 Washington Closure Hanford reaches 4 million safe hours For the second time since beginning work on the River Corridor Closure Project in 2005 July 02, 2014 NEWS RELEASE: Workers Prepare to Enter One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Rooms When workers enter the hazardous and historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford Site this summer, they

  20. Routine environmental audit of the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-05-01

    This report documents the results of the routine environmental audit of the Hanford Site (Hanford), Richland, Washington. During this audit, the activities conducted by the audit team included reviews of internal documents an reports from previous audits and assessments; interviews with US Department of Energy (DOE), State of Washington regulatory, and contractor personnel; and inspections and observations of selected facilities and operations. The onsite portion of the audit was conducted May 2--13, 1994, by the DOE Office of Environmental Audit (EH-24), located within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). The audit evaluated the status of programs to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations; compliance with DOE orders, guidance, and directives; and conformance with accepted industry practices and standards of performance. The audit also evaluated the status and adequacy of the management systems developed to address environmental requirements.

  1. EIS-0356: Retrieval, Treatment and Disposal of Tank Wastes and Closure of Single-Shell Tanks at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS analyzes DOE's proposed retrieval, treatment, and disposal of the waste being managed in the high-level waste (HLW) tank farms at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington, and closure of the 149 single-shell tanks (SSTs) and associated facilities in the HLW tank farms.

  2. Preliminary Performance Assessment for the Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site in Southeast Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Bergeron, Marcel P.; Singleton, Kristin M.; Eberlein, Susan J.

    2015-01-07

    A performance assessment (PA) of Single-Shell Tank (SST) Waste Management Area C (WMA C) located at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington is being conducted to satisfy the requirements of the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO), as well as other Federal requirements and State-approved closure plans and permits. The WMP C PA assesses the fate, transport, and impacts of radionuclides and hazardous chemicals within residual wastes left in tanks and ancillary equipment and facilities in their assumed closed configuration and the subsequent risks to humans into the far future. The part of the PA focused on radiological impacts is being developed to meet the requirements for a closure authorization under DOE Order 435.1 that includes a waste incidental to reprocessing determination for residual wastes remaining in tanks, ancillary equipment, and facilities. An additional part of the PA will evaluate human health and environmental impacts from hazardous chemical inventories in residual wastes remaining in WMA C tanks, ancillary equipment, and facilities needed to meet the requirements for permitted closure under RCRA.

  3. EIS-0119: Decommissioning of Eight Surplus Production Reactors at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS presents analyses of potential environmental impacts of decommissioning the eight surplus production reactors at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington.

  4. Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Hanford – Feb 2014

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Evaluation to determine whether Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Hanford is performing at a level deserving DOE-VPP Star recognition.

  5. Washington River Protection Solutions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    735 2.733 2.762 2.760 2.749 2.711 2003-2016 All Grades - Conventional Areas 2.735 2.733 2.762 2.760 2.749 2.711 2003-2016 Regular 2.673 2.670 2.698 2.696 2.685 2.646 2003-2016 Conventional Areas 2.673 2.670 2.698 2.696 2.685 2.646 2003-2016 Midgrade 2.857 2.855 2.884 2.883 2.870 2.837 2003-2016 Conventional Areas 2.857 2.855 2.884 2.883 2.870 2.837 2003-2016 Premium 2.996 2.992 3.028 3.027 3.016 2.980 2003-2016 Conventional Areas 2.996 2.992 3.028 3.027 3.016 2.980 2003

    Contracting Washington

  6. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 APPENDIX V RECHARGE SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS In the Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Draft TC & WM...

  7. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    of Tank Waste and Closure of Single-Shell Tanks at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington" ... associated smaller underground storage tanks, presents a major source of potential ...

  8. Environmental assessment: Reference repository location, Hanford site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1986-05-01

    In February 1983, the US Department of Energy (DOE) identified a reference repository location at the Hanford Site in Washington as one of the nine potentially acceptable sites for a mined geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The site is in the Columbia Plateau, which is one of five distinct geohydrologic settings considered for the first repository. To determine their suitability, the Hanford Site and the eight other potentially acceptable sites have been evaluated in accordance with the DOE's General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for the Nuclear Waste Repositories. These evaluations were reported in draft environmental assessments (EAs), which were issued for public review and comment. After considering the comments received on the draft EAs, the DOE prepared the final EAs. On the basis of the evaluations reported in this EA, the DOE has found that the Hanford site is not disqualified under the guidelines. The DOE has also found that it is suitable for site characterization because the evidence does not support a conclusion that the site will not be able to meet each of the qualifying conditions specified in the guidelines. On the basis of these findings, the DOE is nominating the Hanford site as one of five sites suitable for characterization.

  9. Environmental assessment: Reference repository location, Hanford site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1986-05-01

    In February 1983, the US Department of Energy (DOE) identified a reference repository location at the Hanford Site in Washington as one of the nine potentially acceptable sites for a mined geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The site is in the Columbia Plateau, which is one of five distinct geohydrologic settings considered for the first repository. To determine their suitability, the Hanford site and the eight other potentially acceptable sites have been evaluated in accordance with the DOE's General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for the Nuclear Waste Repositories. These evaluations were reported in draft environmental assessments (EAs), which were issued for public review and comment. After considering the comments received on the draft EAs, the DOE prepared the final EAs. On the basis of the evaluations reported in this EA, the DOE has found that the Hanford site is not disqualified under the guidelines. The DOE has also found that is is suitable for site characterization because the evidence does not support a conclusion that the site will not be able to meet each of the qualifying conditions specified in the guidelines. On the basis of these findings, the DOE is nominating the Hanford site as one of five sites available for characterization.

  10. WMA-C - Waste Management Area C Closure Process - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Documents > WMA-C - Waste Management Area C Closure Process Documents DOE - RL ContractsProcurements DOE-ORP ContractsProcurements CERCLA Five-Year Review Hanford Site Safety...

  11. MANHATTAN PROJECT B REACTOR HANFORD WASHINGTON [HANFORD'S HISTORIC B REACTOR (12-PAGE BOOKLET)

    SciTech Connect

    GERBER MS

    2009-04-28

    The Hanford Site began as part of the United States Manhattan Project to research, test and build atomic weapons during World War II. The original 670-square mile Hanford Site, then known as the Hanford Engineer Works, was the last of three top-secret sites constructed in order to produce enriched uranium and plutonium for the world's first nuclear weapons. B Reactor, located about 45 miles northwest of Richland, Washington, is the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor. Not only was B Reactor a first-of-a-kind engineering structure, it was built and fully functional in just 11 months. Eventually, the shoreline of the Columbia River in southeastern Washington State held nine nuclear reactors at the height of Hanford's nuclear defense production during the Cold War era. The B Reactor was shut down in 1968. During the 1980's, the U.S. Department of Energy began removing B Reactor's support facilities. The reactor building, the river pumphouse and the reactor stack are the only facilities that remain. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office offers escorted public access to B Reactor along a designated tour route. The National Park Service (NPS) is studying preservation and interpretation options for sites associated with the Manhattan Project. A draft is expected in summer 2009. A final report will recommend whether the B Reactor, along with other Manhattan Project facilities, should be preserved, and if so, what roles the DOE, the NPS and community partners will play in preservation and public education. In August 2008, the DOE announced plans to open B Reactor for additional public tours. Potential hazards still exist within the building. However, the approved tour route is safe for visitors and workers. DOE may open additional areas once it can assure public safety by mitigating hazards.

  12. Microsoft Word - DOE-EA-1707D_Revised_Predecisional_EA Closure...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    2011 Environmental Assessment Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill (NRDWL) and Solid Waste Landfill (SWL), Hanford Site, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of ...

  13. EA-1211: Relocation and Storage of Isotopic Heat Sources, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts for the proposal for relocation and storage of the isotopic heat sources at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site in Richland, Washington.

  14. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2014 October 30, 2014 Hanford Tank Vapor Assessment Report The Department of Energy remains committed to protecting workers, members of the public and the environment. October 28, 2014 DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford About $400,000 saved by recycling electrical substation components in 300 Area October 22, 2014 Workers Enter Cocooned F Reactor for Scheduled Inspection Inspection by DOE ensures reactors are safe, secure

  15. Safe interim storage of Hanford tank wastes, draft environmental impact statement, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    This Draft EIS is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). DOE and Ecology have identified the need to resolve near-term tank safety issues associated with Watchlist tanks as identified pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 101-510, Section 3137, ``Safety Measures for Waste Tanks at Hanford Nuclear Reservation,`` of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, while continuing to provide safe storage for other Hanford wastes. This would be an interim action pending other actions that could be taken to convert waste to a more stable form based on decisions resulting from the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) EIS. The purpose for this action is to resolve safety issues concerning the generation of unacceptable levels of hydrogen in two Watchlist tanks, 101-SY and 103-SY. Retrieving waste in dilute form from Tanks 101-SY and 103-SY, hydrogen-generating Watchlist double shell tanks (DSTs) in the 200 West Area, and storage in new tanks is the preferred alternative for resolution of the hydrogen safety issues.

  16. Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington Closure Hanford VPP

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    April 2015 | Department of Energy URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC - April 2015 Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC - April 2015 April 2015 UCOR is admitted to the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program as a Star Participant. This report summarizes the results from the evaluation of URS | CH2M OAK RIDGE LLC (UCOR) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the period of April 14-23 2015, and provides the Associate Under Secretary for AU with the necessary information

  17. Washington Closure Hanford System Engineer Program FY2010 Annual Report

    SciTech Connect

    J.N. Winters

    2010-11-02

    This report is a summary of the assessments of the vital safety systems (VSS) that are administered under WCH’s system engineer program.

  18. DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford...

    Energy Saver

    About 400,000 saved by recycling electrical substation components in 300 Area RICHLAND, ... The work involved removing an electrical substation in the 300 Area, a former industrial ...

  19. Incentive Fee Determination Summary Contractor: Washington Closure Hanford LLC

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5,557 5,025 1,826 4,649 2,302 525 905 473 Building floorspace (square feet) 1,001 to 5,000 2,777 2,422 824 2,192 925 106 299 108 5,001 to 10,000 1,229 1,120 396 1,045 517 99 201 94 10,001 to 25,000 884 832 311 786 427 140 181 112 25,001 to 50,000 332 322 135 308 194 74 96 61 50,001 to 100,000 199 194 89 189 138 53 71 48 100,001 to 200,000 90 89 45 85 65 30 34 28 200,001 to 500,000 38 37 20 37 30 17 18 17 Over 500,000 8 8 5 8 7 5 5 5 Principal building activity Education 389 389 97 382 176 57 50

  20. Tank Closure & Waste Management (DOE/EIS-0391) FINAL - Hanford...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Documents Environmental NEPA - Environmental Impact Statements Tank Closure & Waste Management EIS 2012 Documents CERCLA Five-Year Review NEPA - Categorical Exclusions NEPA -...

  1. EIS-0391: Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management, Richland...

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    decommissioning of the Fast Flux Test Facility, a nuclear test reactor, and (3) disposal of Hanford's waste and other DOE sites' low-level and mixed low-level radioactive waste. ...

  2. Analytical Services - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Wastren Advantage, Inc. Analytical Services Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Analytical Services HASQARD Focus Group Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions Analytical Services Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Analytical laboratory analyses

  3. Contracting - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Contracting Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions Contracting Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Contractors A workforce numbering more than 8,000 people is involved in the day-to-day operations of

  4. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TO SUPPORT CLOSURE OF SINGLE-SHELL TANK WASTE MANAGEMENT AREA C AT THE HANFORD SITE

    SciTech Connect

    BERGERON MP

    2010-01-14

    Current proposed regulatory agreements (Consent Decree) at the Hanford Site call for closure of the Single-Shell Tank (SST) Waste Management Area (WMA) C in the year 2019. WMA C is part of the SST system in 200 East area ofthe Hanford Site and is one of the first tank farm areas built in mid-1940s. In order to close WMA C, both tank and facility closure activities and corrective actions associated with existing soil and groundwater contamination must be performed. Remedial activities for WMA C and corrective actions for soils and groundwater within that system will be supported by various types of risk assessments and interim performance assessments (PA). The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP) and the State ofWashington Department of Ecology (Ecology) are sponsoring a series of working sessions with regulators and stakeholders to solicit input and to obtain a common understanding concerning the scope, methods, and data to be used in the planned risk assessments and PAs to support closure of WMA C. In addition to DOE-ORP and Ecology staff and contractors, working session members include representatives from the U.S. Enviromnental Protection Agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), interested tribal nations, other stakeholders groups, and members of the interested public. NRC staff involvement in the working sessions is as a technical resource to assess whether required waste determinations by DOE for waste incidental to reprocessing are based on sound technical assumptions, analyses, and conclusions relative to applicable incidental waste criteria.

  5. Hanford annual second quarter seismic report, fiscal year 1998: Seismicity on and near the Hanford Site, Pasco, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Hartshorn, D.C.; Reidel, S.P.; Rohay, A.C.

    1998-06-01

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN) for the US Department of Energy and its contractors. The staff also locates and identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site. The data are compiled, archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for waste management, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of an earthquake on the Hanford Site. The HSN and the Eastern Washington Regional Network (ENN) consist of 42 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Hanford Seismic Monitoring staff. The operational rate for the second quarter of FY98 for stations in the HSN was 99.92%. The operational rate for the second quarter of FY98 for stations of the EWRN was 99.46%. For the second quarter of FY98, the acquisition computer triggered 159 times. Of these triggers 14 were local earthquakes: 7 (50%) in the Columbia River Basalt Group, 3 (21%) in the pre-basalt sediments, and 4 (29%) in the crystalline basement. The geologic and tectonic environments where these earthquakes occurred are discussed in this report. The most significant seismic event for the second quarter was on March 23, 1998 when a 1.9 Mc occurred near Eltopia, WA and was felt by local residents. Although this was a small event, it was felt at the surface and is an indication of the potential impact on Hanford of seismic events that are common to the Site.

  6. Regulatory issues associated with closure of the Hanford AX Tank Farm ancillary equipment

    SciTech Connect

    Becker, D.L.

    1998-09-02

    Liquid mixed, high-level radioactive waste has been stored in underground single-shell tanks at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Hanford Site. After retrieval of the waste from the single-shell tanks, the DOE will proceed with closure of the tank farm. The 241-AX Tank Farm includes four one-million gallon single-shell tanks in addition to sluice lines, transfer lines, ventilation headers, risers, pits, cribs, catch tanks, buildings, well and associated buried piping. This equipment is classified as ancillary equipment. This document addresses the requirements for regulatory close of the ancillary equipment in the Hanford Site 241-AX Tank Farm. The options identified for physical closure of the ancillary equipment include disposal in place, disposal in place after treatment, excavation and disposal on site in an empty single-shell tank, and excavation and disposal outside the AX Tank Farm. The document addresses the background of the Hanford Site and ancillary equipment in the AX Tank Farm, regulations for decontamination and decommissioning of radioactively contaminated equipment, requirements for the cleanup and disposal of radioactive wastes, cleanup and disposal requirements governing hazardous and mixed waste, and regulatory requirements and issues associated with each of the four physical closure options. This investigation was conducted by the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, during Fiscal Year 1998 for the Hanford Tanks Initiative Project.

  7. Final closure cover for a Hanford radioactive mixed waste disposal facility

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, K.D.

    1996-02-06

    This study provides a preliminary design for a RCRA mixed waste landfill final closure cover. The cover design was developed by a senior class design team from Seattle University. The design incorporates a layered design of indigenous soils and geosynthetics in a layered system to meet final closure cover requirements for a landfill as imposed by the Washington Administrative Code WAC-173-303 implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  8. Environmental Survey preliminary report, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-08-01

    This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site, conducted August 18 through September 5, 1986. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team components are being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with the Hanford Site. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at the Hanford Site, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed a Sampling and Analysis Plan to assist in further assessing certain of the environmental problems identified during its on-site activities. The Sampling and Analysis Plan will be executed by a DOE National Laboratory or a support contractor. When completed, the results will be incorporated into the Environmental Survey Interim Report for the Hanford Site. The Interim Report will reflect the final determinations of the Hanford Site Survey. 44 refs., 88 figs., 74 tabs.

  9. An Initial Evaluation Of Characterization And Closure Options For Underground Pipelines Within A Hanford Site Single-Shell Tank Farm

    SciTech Connect

    Badden, Janet W.; Connelly, Michael P.; Seeley, Paul N.; Hendrickson, Michelle L.

    2013-01-10

    The Hanford Site includes 149 single-shell tanks, organized in 12 'tank farms,' with contents managed as high-level mixed waste. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order requires that one tank farm, the Waste Management Area C, be closed by June 30, 2019. A challenge to this project is the disposition and closure of Waste Management Area C underground pipelines. Waste Management Area C contains nearly seven miles of pipelines and 200 separate pipe segments. The pipelines were taken out of service decades ago and contain unknown volumes and concentrations of tank waste residuals from past operations. To understand the scope of activities that may be required for these pipelines, an evaluation was performed. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify what, if any, characterization methods and/or closure actions may be implemented at Waste Management Area C for closure of Waste Management Area C by 2019. Physical and analytical data do not exist for Waste Management Area C pipeline waste residuals. To develop estimates of residual volumes and inventories of contamination, an extensive search of available information on pipelines was conducted. The search included evaluating historical operation and occurrence records, physical attributes, schematics and drawings, and contaminant inventories associated with the process history of plutonium separations facilities and waste separations and stabilization operations. Scoping analyses of impacts to human health and the environment using three separate methodologies were then developed based on the waste residual estimates. All analyses resulted in preliminary assessments, indicating that pipeline waste residuals presented a comparably low long-term impact to groundwater with respect to soil, tank and other ancillary equipment residuals, but exceeded Washington State cleanup requirement values. In addition to performing the impact analyses, the assessment evaluated available sampling technologies and

  10. Hanford annual first quarter seismic report, fiscal year 1998: Seismicity on and near the Hanford Site, Pasco Basin, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Hartshorn, D.C.; Reidel, S.P.; Rohay, A.C.

    1998-02-01

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN) for the US Department of Energy and its contractors. The staff also locates and identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the hanford Site. The data are compiled, archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for waste management, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of an earthquake on the Hanford Site. The HSN and the Eastern Washington Regional Network (EWRN) consist of 41 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Hanford Seismic Monitoring staff. The operational rate for the first quarter of FY98 for stations in the HSN was 98.5%. The operational rate for the first quarter of FY98 for stations of the EWRN was 99.1%. For the first quarter of FY98, the acquisition computer triggered 184 times. Of these triggers 23 were local earthquakes: 7 in the Columbia River Basalt Group, and 16 in the crystalline basement. The geologic and tectonic environments where these earthquakes occurred are discussed in this report. The most significant earthquakes in this quarter were a series of six events which occurred in the Cold Creek depression (approximately 4 km SW of the 200 West Area), between November 6 and November 11, 1997. All events were deep (> 15 km) and were located in the crystalline basement. The first event was the largest, having a magnitude of 3.49 M{sub c}. Two events on November 9, 1997 had magnitudes of 2.81 and 2.95 M{sub c}, respectively. The other events had magnitudes between 0.7 and 1.2 M{sub c}.

  11. Final Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    N /A

    1999-10-01

    This Final ''Hanford Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Environmental Impact Statement'' (HCP EIS) is being used by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its nine cooperating and consulting agencies to develop a comprehensive land-use plan (CLUP) for the Hanford Site. The DOE will use the Final HCP EIS as a basis for a Record of Decision (ROD) on a CLUP for the Hanford Site. While development of the CLUP will be complete with release of the HCP EIS ROD, full implementation of the CLUP is expected to take at least 50 years. Implementation of the CLUP would begin a more detailed planning process for land-use and facility-use decisions at the Hanford Site. The DOE would use the CLUP to screen proposals. Eventually, management of Hanford Site areas would move toward the CLUP land-use goals. This CLUP process could take more than 50 years to fully achieve the land-use goals.

  12. Summary of 1990 eolian characterization studies, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Gaylord, D.R.; Stetler, L.D.; Smith, G.D.; Mars, R.W.

    1993-12-01

    A study of eolian activity was initiated to improve understanding of past climate change and the likely effect of wind on engineered protective barriers at the Hanford Site. Eolian features from a Holocene sand dune field located in the southeastern portion of the Hanford Site were investigated using a variety of field and laboratory techniques including stratigraphic examinations of hand-dug pits, textural and compositional analyses of dune sand and potential source detritus, and air photo interpretations. These investigations were undertaken to evaluate the provenance and eolian dynamics of the sand dunes. Interpretations of sand dune migration using archival air photo stereopairs document a 20% reduction in the volume of active sand dunes (measured from an approximate 15-km{sup 2} test area) between 1948 and 1987. Changes in annual precipitation appear to have influenced active dune migration strongly.

  13. HPM Corporation (HPMC) - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting HPM Corporation (HPMC) Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions HPM Corporation (HPMC) Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Advanced Med Hanford logo HPMC Occupational Medical Services provides occupational medical

  14. Mission Support Alliance - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Mission Support Alliance Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Hanford Fire Department Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions Mission Support Alliance Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Mission Support Alliance (MSA) logo Mission Support Alliance

  15. EA-0904: Access Road from State Route 240 to the 200 West Area Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal to construct an access road on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, from State Route 240 to Beloit Avenue...

  16. EIS-0245: Management of Spent Fuel from the K Basins at the Hanford Site- Supplement Analysis, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The identification of, and subsequent changes to the Preferred Alternative for the Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel from the K Basins at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, are analyzed in...

  17. DASHBOARDS & CONTROL CHARTS EXPERIENCES IN IMPROVING SAFETY AT HANFORD WASHINGTON

    SciTech Connect

    PREVETTE, S.S.

    2006-02-27

    The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the integration of safety methodology, quality tools, leadership, and teamwork at Hanford and their significant positive impact on safe performance of work. Dashboards, Leading Indicators, Control charts, Pareto Charts, Dr. W. Edward Deming's Red Bead Experiment, and Dr. Deming's System of Profound Knowledge have been the principal tools and theory of an integrated management system. Coupled with involved leadership and teamwork, they have led to significant improvements in worker safety and protection, and environmental restoration at one of the nation's largest nuclear cleanup sites.

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2012 March 29, 2012 DOE Contractor Completes Massive Excavation Washington Closure disposes 650,000 tons of contaminated soil from the C-7 waste site March 09, 2012 DOE Lowers Age Limit for B Reactor Tours Families, schools invited to visit National Historic Landmark March 09, 2012 FACT SHEET: Removing Pencil Tanks Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company is removing plutonium processing equipment from the highest-hazard facility at Hanford. March 08, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Fifth

  19. Regulatory Closure Options for the Residue in the Hanford Site Single-Shell Tanks

    SciTech Connect

    Cochran, J.R. Shyr, L.J.

    1998-10-05

    Liquid, mixed, high-level radioactive waste (HLW) has been stored in 149 single-shell tanks (SSTS) located in tank farms on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site. The DOE is developing technologies to retrieve as much remaining HLW as technically possible prior to physically closing the tank farms. In support of the Hanford Tanks Initiative, Sandia National Laboratories has addressed the requirements for the regulatory closure of the radioactive component of any SST residue that may remain after physical closure. There is significant uncertainty about the end state of each of the 149 SSTS; that is, the nature and amount of wastes remaining in the SSTS after retrieval is uncertain. As a means of proceeding in the face of these uncertainties, this report links possible end-states with associated closure options. Requirements for disposal of HLW and low-level radioactive waste (LLW) are reviewed in detail. Incidental waste, which is radioactive waste produced incidental to the further processing of HLW, is then discussed. If the low activity waste (LAW) fraction from the further processing of HLW is determined to be incidental waste, then DOE can dispose of that incidental waste onsite without a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRC). The NRC has proposed three Incidental Waste Criteria for determining if a LAW fraction is incidental waste. One of the three Criteria is that the LAW fraction should not exceed the NRC's Class C limits.

  20. Cleanup Performance Prompts Contract Changes at Hanford's River Corridor

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    | Department of Energy Performance Prompts Contract Changes at Hanford's River Corridor Cleanup Performance Prompts Contract Changes at Hanford's River Corridor June 30, 2015 - 12:00pm Addthis RICHLAND, Wash. - EM's Richland Operations Office has added an additional year to the current River Corridor Closure contract held by Washington Closure Hanford (WCH). The contract will now run to Sept. 30, 2016, focusing primarily on completing the trench work at the 618-10 Burial Ground and placing

  1. Volatile Organic Compound Investigation Results, 300 Area, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Peterson, Robert E.; Williams, Bruce A.; Smith, Ronald M.

    2008-07-07

    Unexpectedly high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) were discovered while drilling in the unconfined aquifer beneath the Hanford Site’s 300 Area during 2006. The discovery involved an interval of relatively finer-grained sediment within the unconfined aquifer, an interval that is not sampled by routine groundwater monitoring. Although VOC contamination in the unconfined aquifer has been identified and monitored, the concentrations of newly discovered contamination are much higher than encountered previously, with some new results significantly higher than the drinking water standards. The primary contaminant is trichloroethene, with lesser amounts of tetrachloroethene. Both chemicals were used extensively as degreasing agents during the fuels fabrication process. A biological degradation product of these chemicals, 1,2-dichloroethene, was also detected. To further define the nature and extent of this contamination, additional characterization drilling was undertaken during 2007. Four locations were drilled to supplement the information obtained at four locations drilled during the earlier investigation in 2006. The results of the combined drilling indicate that the newly discovered contamination is limited to a relatively finer-grained interval of Ringold Formation sediment within the unconfined aquifer. The extent of this contamination appears to be the area immediately east and south of the former South Process Pond. Samples collected from the finer-grained sediment at locations along the shoreline confirm the presence of the contamination near the groundwater/river interface. Contamination was not detected in river water that flows over the area where the river channel potentially incises the finer-grained interval of aquifer sediment. The source for this contamination is not readily apparent. A search of historical documents and the Hanford Waste Information Data System did not provide definitive clues as to waste disposal operations and

  2. Hanford quarterly seismic report -- 97A seismicity on and near the Hanford Site, Pasco Basin, Washington, October 1, 1996 through December 31, 1996

    SciTech Connect

    Hartshorn, D.C.; Reidel, S.P.

    1997-02-01

    Seismic Monitoring is part of PNNL`s Applied Geology and Geochemistry Group. The Seismic Monitoring Analysis and Repair Team (SMART) operates, maintains, and analyzes data from the hanford Seismic Network (HSN), extending the site historical seismic database and fulfilling US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office requirements and orders. The SMART also maintains the Eastern Washington Regional Network (EWRN). The University of Washington uses the data from the EWRN and other seismic networks in the Northwest to provide the SMART with necessary regional input for the seismic hazards analysis at the Hanford Site. The SMART is tasked to provide an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw seismic data from the HSN located on and around the Hanford Site. These unprocessed data are permanently archived. SMART also is tasked to locate and identify sources of seismic activity, monitor changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site, and build a local earthquake database (processed data) that is permanently archived. Local earthquakes are defined as earthquakes that occur within 46 degrees to 47 degrees west longitude and 119 degrees to 120 degrees north latitude. The data are used by the Hanford contractor for waste management activities, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of an earthquake on the Hanford Site.

  3. Lead test assembly irradiation and analysis Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Tennessee and Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    1997-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) needs to confirm the viability of using a commercial light water reactor (CLWR) as a potential source for maintaining the nation`s supply of tritium. The Proposed Action discussed in this environmental assessment is a limited scale confirmatory test that would provide DOE with information needed to assess that option. This document contains the environmental assessment results for the Lead test assembly irradiation and analysis for the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Tennessee, and the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington.

  4. An Integrated Site-Wide Assessment of Nuclear Wastes to Remain at the Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Morse, J.G.; Bryce, R.W.; Hildebrand, R.D.; Kincaid, C.T.

    2004-10-06

    Since its creation in 1943 until 1988, the Hanford Site, a facility in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex was dedicated to the production of weapons grade plutonium and other special nuclear materials. The Hanford Site is located in eastern Washington State and is bordered on the north and east by the Columbia River. Decades of creating fuel, irradiating it in reactors, and processing it to recover nuclear material left numerous waste sites that involved the discharge of contaminated liquids and the disposal of contaminated solid waste. Today, the primary mission of the Hanford Site is to safely cleanup and manage the site's legacy waste. A site-wide risk assessment methodology has been developed to assist the DOE, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, in making decisions regarding needed remedial actions at past waste sites, and safe disposal of future wastes. The methodology, referred to as the System Assessment Capability (SAC), utilizes an integrated set of models that track potential contaminants from inventory through vadose zone, groundwater, Columbia River and air pathways to human and ecological receptors.

  5. GPR Imaging of Clastic Dikes at the Hanford Site, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Clement, William P.; Murray, Christopher J.

    2007-12-08

    We use ground penetrating radar (GPR) data to help determine the spatial distribution and the subsurface geometry of clastic injection dikes at the Hanford site. This information will help to improve the understanding of the hydrological role of these ubiquitous clastic dikes at the Han¬ford Site. We collected 100 MHz ground penetrating radar (GPR) 3D surface reflection data at two sites, the S-16 Pond and the Army Loop Road sites, and 2D reflection data along a 6.9 km lin¬ear transect near the Army Loop Road site. The dikes are distinguished in the GPR data by a strongly attenuated zone, disruptions in the continuity of reflections, and diffractions where reflections are disrupted. In general, the data quality is better at the Army Loop Road and Traverse sites than at the S-16 Pond site, probably due to the presence of cobbles at the S-16 Pond site. A high-moisture, fine-grained unit probably causes the strong reflections at the Army Loop Road site and the Traverse survey site. The signal penetration varies between 5 to 12 m below the land surface.

  6. INTERIM BARRIER AT HANFORDS TY FARM TO PROTECT GROUNDWATER AT THE HANFORD SITE WASHINGTON USA

    SciTech Connect

    PARKER DL; HOLM MJ; HENDERSON JC; LOBER RW

    2011-01-13

    An innovative interim surface barrier was constructed as a demonstration project at the Hanford Site's TY Tank Farm. The purpose of the demonstration barrier is to stop rainwater and snowmelt from entering the soils within the tank farm and driving contamination from past leaks and spills toward the ground water. The interim barrier was constructed using a modified asphalt material with very low permeability developed by MatCon{reg_sign}. Approximately 2,400 cubic yards of fill material were added to the tank farm to create a sloped surface that will gravity drain precipitation to collection points where it will be routed through buried drain lines to an evapotranspiration basin adjacent to the farm. The evapotranspiration basin is a lined basin with a network of perforated drain lines covered with soil and planted with native grasses. The evapotranspiration concept was selected because it prevents the runoff from percolating into the soil column and also avoids potential monitoring and maintenance issues associated with standing water in a traditional evaporation pond. Because of issues associated with using standard excavation and earth moving equipment in the farm a number of alternate construction approaches were utilized to perform excavations and prepare the site for the modified asphalt.

  7. Miles of Hanford Site Land Near River Restored During Planting Seasons

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have cleaned, filled, and planted vegetation over hundreds of formers waste sites along the Columbia River in the past decade.

  8. Hanford Quarter Seismic Report - 98C Seismicity On and Near the Hanford Site, Pasco Basin, Washington: April 1, 1998 Through June 30, 1998

    SciTech Connect

    DC Hartshorn, SP Reidel, AC Rohay

    1998-10-23

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN) for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors. The staff also locates aud identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the hi~orical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site. The data are. compiled archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for waste management Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of zin earthquake on the Hanford Site. The HSN and Ihe Eastern Washington Regional Network (EN/RN) consist-of 42 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Hanford Seismic Monitoring staff. The operational rate for the third quarter of FY 1998 for stations in the HSN was 99.99%. The operational rate for the third quarter of FY 1998 for stations of the EWRN was 99.95%. For the third quarter of FY 1998, the acquisition computer triggered 133 times. Of these triggers 11 were local earthquakes: 5 (45Yo) in the Columbia River Basalt Group, 2(1 8%) in the pre-basalt sediments, and 4 (36%) in the crystalline basement. The geologic and tectonic environments where these earthquakes occurred are discussed in this report.

  9. EA-1889: Disposal of Decommissioned, Defueled Naval Reactor Plants from USS Enterprise (CVN 65) at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA, prepared by the Department of the Navy, evaluates the environmental impacts of the disposal of decommissioned, defueled, naval reactor plants from the USS Enterprise at DOE’s Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. DOE participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EA. The Department of the Navy issued its FONSI on August 23, 2012.

  10. An Initial Evaluation of Characterization and Closure Options for Underground Pipelines within a Hanford Site Single-Shell Tank Farm - 13210

    SciTech Connect

    Badden, Janet W.; Connelly, Michael P.; Seeley, Paul N.; Hendrickson, Michelle L.

    2013-07-01

    The Hanford Site includes 149 single-shell tanks, organized in 12 'tank farms,' with contents managed as high-level mixed waste. The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order requires that one tank farm, the Waste Management Area C, be closed by June 30, 2019. A challenge to this project is the disposition and closure of Waste Management Area C underground pipelines. Waste Management Area C contains nearly seven miles of pipelines and 200 separate pipe segments. The pipelines were taken out of service decades ago and contain unknown volumes and concentrations of tank waste residuals from past operations. To understand the scope of activities that may be required for these pipelines, an evaluation was performed. The purpose of the evaluation was to identify what, if any, characterization methods and/or closure actions may be implemented at Waste Management Area C for closure of Waste Management Area C by 2019. Physical and analytical data do not exist for Waste Management Area C pipeline waste residuals. To develop estimates of residual volumes and inventories of contamination, an extensive search of available information on pipelines was conducted. The search included evaluating historical operation and occurrence records, physical attributes, schematics and drawings, and contaminant inventories associated with the process history of plutonium separations facilities and waste separations and stabilization operations. Scoping analyses of impacts to human health and the environment using three separate methodologies were then developed based on the waste residual estimates. All analyses resulted in preliminary assessments, indicating that pipeline waste residuals presented a comparably low long-term impact to groundwater with respect to soil, tank and other ancillary equipment residuals, but exceeded Washington State cleanup requirement values. In addition to performing the impact analyses, the assessment evaluated available sampling technologies and

  11. Hanford quarterly seismic report - 97B seismicity on and near the Hanford Site, Pasco Basin, Washington, January 1, 1997--March 31, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    Hartshorn, D.C.; Reidel, S.P.

    1997-05-01

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN) for the U.S. Department of Energy and contractors. The staff also locates and identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site. The data are compiled, archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for activities ranging from waste management, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organizations works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of an earthquake on the Hanford Site. The HSN and the Eastern Washington Regional Network (EWRN) consist of 41 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Seismic Monitoring staff. Most stations and five relay sites are solar powered. The operational rate for the second quarter of FY97 for stations in the HSN was 97.23% and for stations of the EWRN was 99.93%. For fiscal year (FY) 1997 second quarter (97B), the acquisition computer triggered two hundred and forth-eight times. Of these triggers three were local earthquakes: one in the pre-basalt sediments, and two in the crystalline basement. The geologic and tectonic environments are discussed in the report.

  12. Hanford quarterly seismic report - 97C seismicity on and near the Hanford Site, Pasco Basin, Washington. Quarterly report, April 1, 1997--June 30, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    Hartshorn, D.C.; Reidel, S.P.; Rohay, A.C.

    1997-08-01

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN) for the U.S. Department of Energy and contractors. The staff also locates and identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site. The data are compiled, archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for activities ranging from waste management, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of an earthquake on the Hanford Site. The HSN and the Eastern Washington Regional Network (EWRN) consist of 41 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Seismic Monitoring staff. Most stations and five relay sites are solar powered. The operational rate for the second quarter of FY97 for stations in the HSN was 100% and for stations of the EWRN was 99.99%. For fiscal year (FY) 1997 third quarter (97C), the acquisition computer triggered 183. Of these triggers twenty one were local earthquakes: sixteen in the Columbus River Basalt Group, one in the pre-basalt sediments, and four in the crystalline basement. The geologic and tectonic environments are discussed in the report.

  13. Structural testing of corrugated asbestos-cement roof panels at the Hanford Facilities, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Moustafa, S.E.; Rodehaver, S.M.; Frier, W.A.

    1993-10-01

    This report describes a roof testing program that was carried out at the 105KE/KW Spent Fuel Storage Basins and their surrounding facilities at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. The roof panels were constructed in the mid 1950`s of corrugated asbestos-cement (A/C), which showed common signs of aging. Based on the construction specifications, the panels capacity to meet current design standards was questioned. Both laboratory and in-situ load testing of the corrugated A/C panels was conducted. The objective of the complete test program was to determine the structural integrity of the existing A/C roof panels installed in the 105KE and 105KW facilities. The data from these tests indicated that the roofs are capable of resisting the design loads and are considered safe. A second phase test to address the roof resistance to personnel and roof removal/roofing system installation equipment was recommended and is underway.

  14. Three-Dimensional Groundwater Models of the 300 Area at the Hanford Site, Washington State

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, Mark D.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Thorne, Paul D.; Chen, Yousu

    2008-09-01

    Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed field-scale groundwater flow and transport simulations of the 300 Area to support the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit Phase III Feasibility Study. The 300 Area is located in the southeast portion of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington State. Historical operations involving uranium fuel fabrication and research activities at the 300 Area have contaminated engineered liquid-waste disposal facilities, the underlying vadose zone, and the uppermost aquifer with uranium. The main objectives of this research were to develop numerical groundwater flow and transport models to help refine the site conceptual model, and to assist assessment of proposed alternative remediation technologies focused on the 300 Area uranium plume.

  15. Environmental assessment of SP-100 ground engineering system test site: Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to modify an existing reactor containment building (decommissioned Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor (PRTR) 309 Building) to provide ground test capability for the prototype SP-100 reactor. The 309 Building (Figure 1.1) is located in the 300 Area on the Hanford Site in Washington State. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that Federal agencies assess the potential impacts that their actions may have on the environment. This Environmental Assessment describes the consideration given to environmental impacts during reactor concept and test site selection, examines the environmental effects of the DOE proposal to ground test the nuclear subsystem, describes alternatives to the proposed action, and examines radiological risks of potential SP-100 use in space. 73 refs., 19 figs., 7 tabs.

  16. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Newsroom Hanford Blog Newsroom Press Releases Media Contacts Photo Gallery The Hanford Story Hanford Blog Hanford YouTube Channel Hanford Blog Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size November 2016 November 03, 2016 Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. October 2016 October 24,

  17. HASQARD Focus Group - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Wastren Advantage, Inc. HASQARD Focus Group Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Analytical Services HASQARD Focus Group Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions HASQARD Focus Group Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size HASQARD Document HASQARD

  18. Wastren Advantage, Inc. - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting Wastren Advantage, Inc. Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Analytical Services HASQARD Focus Group Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions Wastren Advantage, Inc. Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Wastren Advantage, Inc. One of the contractors

  19. Engineering study of 50 miscellaneous inactive underground radioactive waste tanks located at the Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Freeman-Pollard, J.R.

    1994-03-02

    This engineering study addresses 50 inactive underground radioactive waste tanks. The tanks were formerly used for the following functions associated with plutonium and uranium separations and waste management activities in the 200 East and 200 West Areas of the Hanford Site: settling solids prior to disposal of supernatant in cribs and a reverse well; neutralizing acidic process wastes prior to crib disposal; receipt and processing of single-shell tank (SST) waste for uranium recovery operations; catch tanks to collect water that intruded into diversion boxes and transfer pipeline encasements and any leakage that occurred during waste transfer operations; and waste handling and process experimentation. Most of these tanks have not been in use for many years. Several projects have, been planned and implemented since the 1970`s and through 1985 to remove waste and interim isolate or interim stabilize many of the tanks. Some tanks have been filled with grout within the past several years. Responsibility for final closure and/or remediation of these tanks is currently assigned to several programs including Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS), Environmental Restoration and Remedial Action (ERRA), and Decommissioning and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Closure (D&RCP). Some are under facility landlord responsibility for maintenance and surveillance (i.e. Plutonium Uranium Extraction [PUREX]). However, most of the tanks are not currently included in any active monitoring or surveillance program.

  20. HANFORD SITE RIVER CORRIDOR CLEANUP

    SciTech Connect

    BAZZELL, K.D.

    2006-02-01

    In 2005, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched the third generation of closure contracts, including the River Corridor Closure (RCC) Contract at Hanford. Over the past decade, significant progress has been made on cleaning up the river shore that bordes Hanford. However, the most important cleanup challenges lie ahead. In March 2005, DOE awarded the Hanford River Corridor Closure Contract to Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), a limited liability company owned by Washington Group International, Bechtel National and CH2M HILL. It is a single-purpose company whose goal is to safely and efficiently accelerate cleanup in the 544 km{sup 2} Hanford river corridor and reduce or eliminate future obligations to DOE for maintaining long-term stewardship over the site. The RCC Contract is a cost-plus-incentive-fee closure contract, which incentivizes the contractor to reduce cost and accelerate the schedule. At $1.9 billion and seven years, WCH has accelerated cleaning up Hanford's river corridor significantly compared to the $3.2 billion and 10 years originally estimated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Predictable funding is one of the key features of the new contract, with funding set by contract at $183 million in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and peaking at $387 million in FY2012. Another feature of the contract allows for Washington Closure to perform up to 40% of the value of the contract and subcontract the balance. One of the major challenges in the next few years will be to identify and qualify sufficient subcontractors to meet the goal.

  1. Field Summary Report for Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    L.C. Hulstrom

    2010-08-11

    This report summarizes field sampling activities conducted in support of WCH’s Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River. This work was conducted form 2008 through 2010. The work included preliminary mapping and measurement of Hanford Site contaminants in sediment, pore water, and surface water located in areas where groundwater upwelling were found.

  2. Field Summary Report for Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Coumbia River, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    L.C. Hulstrom

    2010-11-10

    This report summarizes field sampling activities conducted in support of WCH’s Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River. This work was conducted form 2008 through 2010. The work included preliminary mapping and measurement of Hanford Site contaminants in sediment, pore water, and surface water located in areas where groundwater upwelling were found.

  3. Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Fluor Hanford Closure Services and Infrastructure Recertification- September 2007

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Evaluation to determine whether Fluor Hanford is continuing to perform at a level deserving DOE-VPP Star recognition.

  4. Final Hanford Site Solid (Radioactive and Hazardous) Waste Program Environmental Impact Statement Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    N /A

    2004-02-13

    This Hanford Site Solid (Radioactive and Hazardous) Waste Program Environmental Impact Statement (HSW EIS) provides environmental and technical information concerning U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ongoing and proposed waste management practices at the Hanford Site in Washington State. The HSW EIS updates some analyses of environmental consequences from previous documents and provides evaluations for activities that may be implemented consistent with the Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS; DOE 1997c) Records of Decision (RODs). The draft HSW EIS was initially issued in April 2002 for public comment (DOE 2002b). A revised draft HSW EIS was issued in March 2003 to address new waste management alternatives that had been proposed since the initial draft HSW EIS was prepared, and to address comments received during the public review period for the first draft (DOE 2003d). The revised draft HSW EIS also incorporated alternatives for disposal of immobilized low-activity waste (ILAW) from treatment of Hanford Site tank waste in the waste treatment plant (WTP) currently under construction, an activity that was not included in the first draft (68 FR 7110). This final HSW EIS describes the DOE preferred alternative, and in response to public comments received on the March 2003 revised draft, provides additional analyses for some environmental consequences associated with the preferred alternative, with other alternatives, and with cumulative impacts. Public comments on the revised draft HSW EIS are addressed in the comment response document (Volume III of this final EIS). This HSW EIS describes the environmental consequences of alternatives for constructing, modifying, and operating facilities to store, treat, and/or dispose of low-level (radioactive) waste (LLW), transuranic (TRU) waste, ILAW, and mixed low-level waste (MLLW) including WTP melters at Hanford. In addition, the potential long-term consequences of LLW, MLLW, and ILAW disposal

  5. Expanded public notice: Washington State notice of intent for corrective action management unit, Hanford Environmental Restoration Disposal

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    This document is to serve notice of the intent to operate an Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF), adjacent to the 200 West Area of the Hanford Facility, Richland, Washington, as a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 264.552. The ERDF CAMU will serve as a management unit for the majority of waste (primarily soil) excavated during remediation of waste management sites on the Hanford Facility. Only waste that originates from the Hanford Facility can be accepted in this ERDF CAMU. The waste is expected to consist of dangerous waste, radioactive waste, and mixed waste. Mixed waste contains radioactive and dangerous components. The primary features of the ERDF could include the following: one or more trenches, rail and tractor/trailer container handling capability, railroads, an inventory control system, a decontamination building, and operational offices.

  6. EIS-0113: Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level, Transuranic and Tank Waste, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed this EIS to examine the potential environmental impacts of final disposal options for legacy and future radioactive defense wastes stored at the Hanford Site.

  7. National Register of Historic Places multiple property documentation form -- Historic, archaeological, and traditional cultural properties of the Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Nickens, P.R.

    1997-08-01

    The US Department of Energy`s Hanford Site encompasses an area of 560 square miles on the Columbia River in southeastern Washington. Since 1943, the Hanford Site has existed as a protected area for activities primarily related to the production of radioactive materials for national defense uses. For cultural resources on the Hanford Site, establishment of the nuclear reservation as a high security area, with public access restricted, has resulted in a well-protected status, although no deliberate resource protection measures were in effect to mitigate effects of facilities construction and associated activities. Thus, the Hanford Site contains an extensive record of aboriginal archaeological sites and Native American cultural properties, along with pre-Hanford Euro-American sites (primarily archaeological in nature with the removal of most pre-1943 structures), and a considerable number of Manhattan Project/Cold War era buildings and structures. The recent mission change from production to clean up and disposal of DOE lands created a critical need for development and implementation of new and different cultural resource management strategies. DOE-RL has undertaken a preservation planning effort for the Hanford Site. The intent of this Plan is to enable DOE-RL to organize data and develop goals, objectives, and priorities for the identification, evaluation, registration, protection, preservation, and enhancement of the Site`s historical and cultural properties. Decisions made about the identification, evaluation, registration and treatment of historic properties are most aptly made when relationships between individual properties and other similar properties are considered. The historic context and the multiple property documentation (NTD) process provides DOE-RL the organizational framework for these decisions. Once significant patterns are identified, contexts developed, and expected properties are defined, the NTD process provides the foundation for future

  8. Massive Hanford Test Reactor Removed- Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor removed from Hanford’s 300 Area

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, WA – Hanford’s River Corridor contractor, Washington Closure Hanford, has met a significant cleanup challenge on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site by removing a 1,082-ton nuclear test reactor from the 300 Area.

  9. Preliminary Closure Plan for the Immobilized Low Activity Waste (ILAW) Disposal Facility

    SciTech Connect

    BURBANK, D.A.

    2000-08-31

    This document describes the preliminary plans for closure of the Immobilized Low-Activity Waste (ILAW) disposal facility to be built by the Office of River Protection at the Hanford site in southeastern Washington. The facility will provide near-surface disposal of up to 204,000 cubic meters of ILAW in engineered trenches with modified RCRA Subtitle C closure barriers.

  10. EM Update Newsletter Spotlights River Corridor Cleanup at Hanford Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – In this issue of the EM Update newsletter, EM marks the many accomplishments the Richland Operations Office and its contractors have achieved in cleanup along the Columbia River corridor at the Hanford Site. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the River Corridor Closure Contract, the nation’s largest environmental cleanup closure project, managed by Washington Closure Hanford. The work has involved projects to clean up existing contamination and waste sites near the river, preventing contamination from reaching it, and cocooning or demolishing hundreds of structures no longer in use, including former reactors along the river that helped create materials for the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

  11. Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington River...

    Energy Saver

    Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Hanford - Feb 2014 Voluntary Protection Program Onsite Review, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, Hanford - Feb 2014 February...

  12. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2009 February 18, 2009 Briefing on Cleanup to Washington State Legislature Representatives of the two DOE field offices briefed Washington State legislators in Olympia on cleanup progress at the Hanford Site

  13. Data Summary Report for teh Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Hulstrom, L.

    2011-02-07

    This data summary report summarizes the investigation results to evaluate the nature and distribution of Hanford Site-related contaminants present in the Columbia River. As detailed in DOE/RL-2008-11, more than 2,000 environmental samples were collected from the Columbia River between 2008 and 2010. These samples consisted of island soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater upwelling (pore water, surface water, and sediment), and fish tissue.

  14. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    K-1 APPENDIX K SHORT-TERM HUMAN HEALTH RISK ANALYSIS This appendix presents the methodologies and assumptions used for estimating potential impacts on, and risks to, individuals and the general public from exposure to releases of radioactive and hazardous chemical materials during normal operations and as a result of hypothetical accidents. It also presents the methodology that was used to assess industrial safety. This information is intended to support the public and occupational health and

  15. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1-1 CHAPTER 11 DISTRIBUTION LIST The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to communicating with the public to ensure that potentially affected communities and other interested parties are given opportunities to receive information on the project and notice of public meetings and to comment. In 2003, the environmental impact statement database used existing site mailing information. Over time, the database has evolved through additions from scoping meetings held in 2003, 2004, and 2006

  16. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4-1 Dates for Alternatives The dates referenced in this environmental impact statement (EIS) for the alternatives were selected to support relationships between, and durations for, activities, thus allowing comparisons of the alternatives. They do not necessarily represent the current dates. For example, this EIS used a Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) startup date of 2018; the current WTP startup date is 2022. Note that the durations, rather than the startup dates, of the activities evaluated in

  17. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Chapter 5 ▪ Long-Term Environmental Consequences 5-1163 5.3.3 Ecological Risk This section presents the results of the evaluation of long-term impacts on ecological resources of releases to air and groundwater under the Waste Management alternatives. Risk indices-Hazard Quotient and Hazard Index-were calculated by comparing the predicted dose to the benchmark dose (see Appendix P). Risk indices could not be calculated for soil-dwelling invertebrates, lizards, toads, or birds exposed to organic

  18. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    -1 Region of Influence A site-specific geographic area in which the principal direct and indirect effects of the proposed actions are likely to occur. Cumulative Impact Impact on the environment that results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions, regardless of what agency or person undertakes such other actions (40 CFR 1508.7). Reasonably foreseeable actions are ongoing and will continue into the future, are funded

  19. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    CHAPTER 8 POTENTIALLY APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Chapter 8 presents the laws, regulations, and other requirements that apply to the alternatives. Federal, state, and U.S. Department of Energy environmental, safety, and health requirements are summarized in Section 8.1. Permits or licenses that may be required to implement the alternatives are discussed in Section 8.2. Consultations with Federal, state, and local agencies and federally recognized American Indian groups

  20. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    -1 CHAPTER 9 GLOSSARY absorbed dose - The energy imparted to matter by ionizing radiation per unit mass of the irradiated material (e.g., biological tissue). The units of absorbed dose are the rad and the gray. (One rad equals 0.01 grays, which equals 100 ergs per gram of material.) (See erg, gray, ionizing radiation, irradiated, and radiation absorbed dose [rad].) accelerator (particle) - An apparatus for imparting high velocities by electromagnetic or electrostatic means to charged particles

  1. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Table of Contents List of Figures .......................................................................................................................................... xviii List of Tables ............................................................................................................................................. lvii List of Acronyms and Abbreviations ......................................................................................................... cvi Measurement

  2. Washington Closure Hanford Report of Settlement Monitoring of the ERDF Landfill

    SciTech Connect

    J. T. Cameron

    2008-07-30

    This report summarizes the results of the ERDF Settlement Monitoring Program conducted between August 9, 2007, and April 29, 2008, on the 35-foot and 70-foot levels of the ERDF landfill. The purpose of this monitoring program was to verify that the materials already placed under the 35-foot and 70-foot levels satisfy the settlement criteria of the conceptual cap design.

  3. HAB Hanford Advisory Board

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    HAB Hanford Advisory Board Annual Report 2014 On the cover: Demolition at Hanford's 300 Area. Hanford Advisory Board 2014 The Hanford Advisory Board would like to acknowledge the following resources used for the content of the Board's Annual Report: * Washington State Department of Ecology website (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/nwp/index.html) * U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site website (www.hanford.gov) * Hanford Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HanfordSite) * Tri-Party Agreement agency

  4. DOE Selects Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC for Tank Operations Contract at Hanford Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), LLC has been selected as the tank operations contractor to store, retrieve...

  5. Hanford For Students and Kids - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Hanford For Students and Kids Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a pretty amazing place. Located in the present-day southeast corner of Washington State, the area where Hanford sits has a history that actually began thousands of years ago when wild animals roamed free and Indians were the only

  6. Startup of the New 200 West Pump-and-Treat, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington - 13214

    SciTech Connect

    Byrnes, Mark E.; Simmons, Sally; Morse, John

    2013-07-01

    On June 28, 2012, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) completed the construction and acceptance testing for a new 2,500 gallon-per-minute (gpm) pump-and-treat (P and T) system in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site in Washington State. This system is designed to remove Tc-99, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethene (TCE), nitrate, and total and hexavalent chromium from groundwater using ion exchange, anoxic and aerobic bioreactors, and air stripping. The system will eventually remove uranium from groundwater using ion exchange as well. The startup of the P and T system is important because it will ensure that contaminants from the 200 West Area never reach the Columbia River. When fully operational, the 200 West P and T will include approximately 23 extraction wells and 21 injection wells. The extraction wells are 8 inches in diameter, are completed with well screens 100 feet or more in length, and are distributed throughout the central portion of the 5-square-mile carbon tetrachloride plume. The injection wells are also 8 inches in diameter and are installed up-gradient of the plumes to recharge the aquifer and down-gradient of the plumes for flow-path control. Groundwater in the 200 West Area is approximately 250 feet below ground surface, and the aquifer is 200 feet or more in thickness. All of the contaminants (except nitrate) are found within the perimeter of the carbon tetrachloride plume and occur at various depths throughout the aquifer. The 200 West P and T consists of two separate buildings to conduct groundwater treatment. The RAD building contains an ion exchange system to remove Tc-99 from groundwater at a maximum flow rate of 600 gpm. The RAD building only accepts water from those extraction wells showing elevated Tc-99 concentrations. Groundwater initially fills an influent tank, is then pumped through particulate filters (to remove suspended materials), and then passes through two parallel treatment trains containing Purolite{sup R} A530E

  7. EIS-0017: Fusion Materials Irradiation Testing Facility, Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed this statement to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with proposed construction and operation of an irradiation test facility, the Deuterium-Lithium High Flux Neutron Source Facility, at the Hanford Reservation.

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2015 May 07, 2015 Washington State University to Manage Hanford's Manhattan Project and Cold War-era Artifacts and Archives The U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (RL), through site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), has begun a new partnership with Washington State University Tri-Cities that will provide expert care of Hanford Site artifacts

  9. AN APPLICATION OF THE SSHAC LEVEL 3 PROCESS TO THE PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSIS FOR NUCLEAR FACILITIES AT THE HANFORD SITE, EASTERN WASHINGTON, USA

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    An Application of the SSHAC Level 3 Process to the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Facilities at the Hanford Site, Eastern Washington, USA Kevin J. Coppersmith Coppersmith Consulting, Inc. Julian J. Bommer Consultant Robert W. Bryce Pacific Northwest National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy Natural Phenomena Hazards Meeting October 21-22, 2014 Germantown, MD

  10. EIS-0063: Waste Management Operations, Double-Shell Tanks for Defense High-Level Radioactive Waste Storage, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed this statement to evaluate the existing tank design and consider additional specific design and safety feature alternatives for the thirteen tanks being constructed for storage of defense high-level radioactive liquid waste at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. This statement supplements ERDA-1538, "Final Environmental Statement on Waste Management Operation."

  11. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    January 2010 January 27, 2010 Radioactive Liquid Waste Retrieved from Hanford's 12th Single-Shell Tank Washington River Protection Solutions has started retrieving waste from another of Hanford's aging single-shell tanks, making it the 12th such tank to undergo waste retrieval. Click to view the full press release. January 15, 2010 Recovery Act Jobs Count Changes at Hanford The Hanford Site has implemented new guidance from the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) on

  12. Regulators, Boards, Councils - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Environmental Protection Agency Washington State Department of Ecology Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs Contact Us Regulators, ...

  13. EIS-0089: PUREX Plant and Uranium Oxide Plant Facilities, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy developed this statement to evaluate the environmental impacts of resumption of operations of the PUREX/Uranium Oxide facilities at the Hanford Site to produce plutonium and other special nuclear materials for national defense needs.

  14. Revised Hydrogeology for the Suprabasalt Aquifer System, 200-West Area and Vicinity, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, Bruce A.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Schalla, Ronald; Webber, William D.

    2002-05-14

    The primary objective of this study was to refine the conceptual groundwater flow model for the 200-West Area and vicinity. This is the second of two reports that combine to cover the 200 Area Plateau, an area that holds the largest inventory of radionuclide and chemical waste on the Hanford Site.

  15. Evaluation and Screening of Remedial Technologies for Uranium at the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Nimmons, Michael J.

    2007-08-01

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is presently conducting a re-evaluation of remedies addressing persistent dissolved uranium concentrations in the upper aquifer under the 300 Area of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. This work is being conducted as a Phase III feasibility study for the 300-FF-5 Operable Unit on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy. As part of the feasibility study process, a comprehensive inventory of candidate remedial technologies was conducted by PNNL. This report documents the identification and screening of candidate technologies. The screening evaluation was conducted in accordance with guidance and processes specified by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations associated with implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act process.

  16. Characterization of solids in residual wastes from single-shell tanks at the Hanford site, Washington, USA.

    SciTech Connect

    Krupka, K. M.; Cantrell, K. J.; Todd Schaef, H.; Arey, B. W.; Heald, S. M.; Deutsch, W. J.; Lindberg, M. J.

    2010-03-01

    Solid phase physical and chemical characterization methods have been used in an ongoing study of residual wastes from several single-shell underground waste tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. Because these wastes are highly-radioactive dispersible powders and are chemically-complex assemblages of crystalline and amorphous solids that contain contaminants as discrete phases and/or co-precipitated within oxide phases, their detailed characterization offers an extraordinary technical challenge. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) are the two principal methods used, along with a limited series of analyses by synchrotron-based methods, to characterize solid phases and their contaminant associations in these wastes.

  17. CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Contracting CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Contracting ORP Contracts and Procurements RL Contracts and Procurements CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Mission Support Alliance Washington Closure Hanford HPM Corporation (HPMC) Wastren Advantage, Inc. Bechtel National, Inc. Washington River Protection Solutions CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size CH2M CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company is the prime

  18. Turning the Corner on Hanford Tank Waste Cleanup-From Safe Storage to Closure

    SciTech Connect

    Boston, H. L.; Cruz, E. J.; Coleman, S. J.

    2002-02-25

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is leading the River Protection Project (RPP) which is responsible for the disposition of 204,000 cubic meters (54 million gallons) of high-level radioactive waste that have accumulated in large underground tanks at the Hanford Site since 1944. ORP continues to make good progress on improving the capability to treat Hanford tank waste. Design of the waste vitrification facilities is proceeding well and construction will begin within the next year. Progress is also being made in reducing risk to the worker and the environment from the waste currently stored in the tank farms. Removal of liquids from single-shell tanks (SSTs) is on schedule and we will begin removing solids (salt cake) from a tank (241-U-107) in 2002. There is a sound technical foundation for the waste vitrification facilities. These initial facilities will be capable of treating (vitrifying) the bulk of Hanford tank waste and are the corners tone of the clean-up strategy. ORP recognizes that as the near-term work is performed, it is vital that there be an equally strong and defensible plan for completing the mission. ORP is proceeding on a three-pronged approach for moving the mission forward. First, ORP will continue to work aggressively to complete the waste vitrification facilities. ORP intends to provide the most capable and robust facilities to maximize the amount of waste treated by these initial facilities by 2028 (regulatory commitment for completion of waste treatment). Second, and in parallel with completing the waste vitrification facilities, ORP is beginning to consider how best to match the hazard of the waste to the disposal strategy. The final piece of our strategy is to continue to move forward with actions to reduce risk in the tank farms and complete cleanup.

  19. Turning the Corner on Hanford Tank Waste Cleanup from Safe Storage to Closure

    SciTech Connect

    CRUZ, E.J.; BOSTON, H.L.

    2002-02-04

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is leading the River Protection Project (RPP) which is responsible for the disposition of 204,000 cubic meters (54 million gallons) of high-level radioactive waste that have accumulated in large underground tanks at the Hanford Site since 1944. ORP continues to make good progress on improving the capability to treat Hanford tank waste. Design of the waste vitrification facilities is proceeding well and construction will begin within the next year. Progress is also being made in reducing risk to the worker and the environment from the waste currently stored in the tank farms. Removal of liquids from single-shell tanks (SSTs) is on schedule and we will begin removing solids (salt cake) from a tank (241-U-107) in 2002. There is a sound technical foundation for the waste vitrification facilities. These initial facilities will be capable of treating (vitrifying) the bulk of Hanford tank waste and are the cornerstone of the clean-up strategy. ORP recognizes that as the near-term work is performed, it is vital that there be an equally strong and defensible plan for completing the mission. ORP is proceeding on a three-pronged approach for moving the mission forward. First, ORP will continue to work aggressively to complete the waste vitrification facilities. ORP intends to provide the most capable and robust facilities to maximize the amount of waste treated by these Initial facilities by 2028 (regulatory commitment for completion of waste treatment). Second, and in parallel with completing the waste vitrification facilities, ORP is beginning to consider how best to match the hazard of the waste to the disposal strategy. The final piece of our strategy is to continue to move forward with actions to reduce risk in the tank farms and complete cleanup. The goal of these efforts is to keep the RPP on a success path for completing cleanup of Hanford tank waste. While all parties are aggressively moving

  20. The role of plants and animals in isolation barriers at Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Link, S.O.; Cadwell, L.L.; Petersen, K.L.; Sackschewsky, M.R.; Landeen, D.S.

    1995-09-01

    The Hanford Site Surface Barrier Development Program was organized in 1985 to test the effectiveness of various barrier designs in minimizing the effects of water infiltration; plant, animal, and human intrusion; and wind and water erosion on buried wastes, and in minimizing the emanation of noxious gases. Plants will serve to minimize drainage and erosion, but present,the potential for growing roots into wastes. Animals burrow holes into the soil, and the burrow holes could allow water to preferentially drain into the waste. They also bring soil to the surface which, if wastes are incorporated, could present a risk for the dispersion of wastes into the environment. This report reviews work done to assess the role of plants and animals in isolation barriers at Hanford. It also reviews work done to understand the potential effects from climate change on the plants and animals that may inhabit barriers in the future.

  1. Uranium Contamination in the Subsurface Beneath the 300 Area, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Peterson, Robert E.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Serne, R. Jeffrey; Thorne, Paul D.; Williams, Mark D.

    2008-02-29

    This report provides a description of uranium contamination in the subsurface at the Hanford Site's 300 Area. The principal focus is a persistence plume in groundwater, which has not attenuated as predicted by earlier remedial investigations. Included in the report are chapters on current conditions, hydrogeologic framework, groundwater flow modeling, and geochemical considerations. The report is intended to describe what is known or inferred about the uranium contamination for the purpose of making remedial action decisions.

  2. EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EA evaluate the potential environmental impacts of expansion or continued use of existing sand and gravel pits located on the Hanford Site (Pits F, H, N, 6, 9, 18, 21, 23, 24, 30, and 34) and establishing one new borrow area source in the 100 Area for ongoing construction activities and fill material following remediation activities. The scope of this EA does not include borrow sources for silt-loam material.

  3. Borehole Gravity Meter Surveys at the Waste Treatment Plant, Hanford, Washington.

    SciTech Connect

    MacQueen, Jeffrey D.; Mann, Ethan

    2007-04-06

    Microg-LaCoste (MGL) was contracted by Pacfic Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to record borehole gravity density data in 3 wells at the HanfordWaste Treatment Plant (WTP) site. The survey was designed to provide highly accurate density information for use in seismic modeling. The borehole gravity meter (BHGM) tool has a very large depth of investigation (hundreds of feet) compared to other density tools so it is not influenced by casing or near welbore effects, such as washouts.

  4. EIS-0113: Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level, Transuranic...

    Energy Saver

    Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level, Transuranic and Tank Waste, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington EIS-0113: Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level, Transuranic and Tank ...

  5. Final Hanford Site Solid (Radioactive and Hazardous) Waste Program Environmental Impact Statement Richland, Washington

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    HSW EIS January 2004 1.6 Figure 1.2. States with Radioactive Waste Disposal Activities Final HSW EIS January 2004 1.12 Figure 1.3. Relationship of the HSW EIS to Other Hanford Cleanup Operations, Material Management Activities, and Key Environmental Reviews 2.17 Final HSW EIS January 2004 Figure 2.6. Waste Receiving and Processing Facility Figure 2.7. X-Ray Image of Transuranic Waste Drum Contents M0212-0286.11 HSW EIS 12-10-02 M0212-0286.12 HSW EIS 12-10-02 2.17 Final HSW EIS January 2004

  6. The Hanford Story - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The Hanford Story The Hanford Story The Hanford Story The Hanford Story Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size "A lot of the people come here with a lot of questions, and a lot of people come here with some concerns." Rich Buel, Department of Energy This quote by Rich Buel, a Department of Energy employee, summarizes a common public view of the Hanford site in southeastern Washington State. Many in the Pacific Northwest region are aware the

  7. Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    B - PPRP Closure Letter Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis 2014 B.1 Appendix B PPRP Closure Letter 2014 Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis B.2 Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis 2014 B.3 2014 Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis B.4 Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis 2014 B.5

  8. Draft Tank Closure & Waste Management EIS - Summary

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford ... (Ecology) Title: Draft Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement ...

  9. Safety assessment for proposed pump mixing operations to mitigate episodic gas releases in tank 241-101-SY: Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Lentsch, J.W., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-05-16

    This safety assessment addresses each of the elements required for the proposed action to remove a slurry distributor and to install, operate, and remove a mixing pump in Tank 241-SY-101, which is located within the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. The proposed action is required as part of an ongoing evaluation of various mitigation concepts developed to eliminate episodic gas releases that result in hydrogen concentrations in the tank dome space that exceed the lower flammability limit.

  10. A safety assessment for proposed pump mixing operations to mitigate episodic gas releases in tank 241-SY-101: Hanford Site,Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Lentsch, J.W.

    1996-07-01

    This safety assessment addresses each of the elements required for the proposed action to remove a slurry distributor and to install, operate, and remove a mixing pump in Tank 241-SY-101,which is located within the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington.The proposed action is required as part of an ongoing evaluation of various mitigation concepts developed to eliminate episodic gas releases that result in hydrogen concentrations in the tank dome space that exceed the lower flammability limit.

  11. Washington

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Washington , DC 20585 April 15, 2013 Mr. David Martin, Chair Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board P.O. Box 2001 Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Dear Mr. Martin: Thank you for your February 27, 2013 , letter recognizing the Department of Energy's (DOE) considerable success in disposing of transuranic waste (TRU) and your interest in expansion of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mission. We are proud of having safely and effectively disposed of more than 85,000 cubic meters of TRU at WIPP since

  12. Reducing Uncertainty in the Seismic Design Basis for the Waste Treatment Plant, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Brouns, Thomas M.; Rohay, Alan C.; Reidel, Steve; Gardner, Martin G.

    2007-02-27

    The seismic design basis for the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) at the Department of Energys (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland was re-evaluated in 2005, resulting in an increase by up to 40% in the seismic design basis. The original seismic design basis for the WTP was established in 1999 based on a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis completed in 1996. The 2005 analysis was performed to address questions raised by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) about the assumptions used in developing the original seismic criteria and adequacy of the site geotechnical surveys. The updated seismic response analysis used existing and newly acquired seismic velocity data, statistical analysis, expert elicitation, and ground motion simulation to develop interim design ground motion response spectra which enveloped the remaining uncertainties. The uncertainties in these response spectra were enveloped at approximately the 84th percentile to produce conservative design spectra, which contributed significantly to the increase in the seismic design basis.

  13. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2015 March 31, 2015 Operation of Effluent Treatment Facility transitioning to Washington River Protection Solutions Click to view the full news release. March 19, 2015 DOE-NNSA, Washington to take part in regional exercise in Benton and Franklin Counties Training designed to enable responders to work together effectively during radiological emergencies March 16, 2015 Hanford Landfill Reaches 17 Million Tons Disposed Waste disposal measures tremendous cleanup progress along Hanford's River

  14. Water Quality Sampling Locations Along the Shoreline of the Columbia River, Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Peterson, Robert E.; Patton, Gregory W.

    2009-12-14

    As environmental monitoring evolved on the Hanford Site, several different conventions were used to name or describe location information for various sampling sites along the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. These methods range from handwritten descriptions in field notebooks to the use of modern electronic surveying equipment, such as Global Positioning System receivers. These diverse methods resulted in inconsistent archiving of analytical results in various electronic databases and published reports because of multiple names being used for the same site and inaccurate position data. This document provides listings of sampling sites that are associated with groundwater and river water sampling. The report identifies names and locations for sites associated with sampling: (a) near-river groundwater using aquifer sampling tubes; (b) riverbank springs and springs areas; (c) pore water collected from riverbed sediment; and (d) Columbia River water. Included in the listings are historical names used for a particular site and the best available geographic coordinates for the site, as of 2009. In an effort to create more consistency in the descriptive names used for water quality sampling sites, a naming convention is proposed in this document. The convention assumes that a unique identifier is assigned to each site that is monitored and that this identifier serves electronic database management requirements. The descriptive name is assigned for the convenience of the subsequent data user. As the historical database is used more intensively, this document may be revised as a consequence of discovering potential errors and also because of a need to gain consensus on the proposed naming convention for some water quality monitoring sites.

  15. Ground water flow velocity in the bank of the Columbia River, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Ballard, S.

    1995-12-01

    To properly characterize the transport of contaminants from the sediments beneath the Hanford Site into the Columbia River, a suite of In Situ Permeable Flow Sensors was deployed to accurately characterize the hydrologic regime in the banks of the river. The three dimensional flow velocity was recorded on an hourly basis from mid May to mid July, 1994 and for one week in September. The first data collection interval coincided with the seasonal high water level in the river while the second interval reflected conditions during relatively low seasonal river stage. Two flow sensors located approximately 50 feet from the river recorded flow directions which correlated very well with river stage, both on seasonal and diurnal time scales. During time intervals characterized by falling river stage, the flow sensors recorded flow toward the river while flow away from the river was recorded during times of rising river stage. The flow sensor near the river in the Hanford Formation recorded a component of flow oriented vertically downward, probably reflecting the details of the hydrostratigraphy in close proximity to the probe. The flow sensor near the river in the Ringold Formation recorded an upward component of flow which dominated the horizontal components most of the time. The upward flow in the Ringold probably reflects regional groundwater flow into the river. The magnitudes of the flow velocities recorded by the flow sensors were lower than expected, probably as a result of drilling induced disturbance of the hydraulic properties of the sediments around the probes. The probes were installed with resonant sonic drilling which may have compacted the sediments immediately surrounding the probes, thereby reducing the hydraulic conductivity adjacent to the probes and diverting the groundwater flow away from the sensors.

  16. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2014 April 22, 2014 FACT SHEET: Cleanup Progress at Hanford Check the metrics on Hanford Site cleanup since 1989 in this fact sheet that is updated periodically (this version: March 2014). April 22, 2014 VIDEO: Managing Safety Equipment at Hanford Through teamwork and sharing of information, Plutonium Finishing Plant industrial hygiene employees increase safety for all plant employees. April 18, 2014 Department of Energy Responds to Washington State's Proposal to Amend the Consent Decree

  17. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    August 2015 August 25, 2015 Workers Remove Iconic Glove Boxes from Hanford's Historic McCluskey Room Workers recently finished removing three pieces of history from one of the most hazardous rooms at the Hanford Site in Washington State

  18. STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    " "'- STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY p.o. Box 47600 .Olympja, Washington 98504-7600 (360) 407~6000 .TOD Only (Hearing Impaired) (360) 407-6006 ,~'""""" .w.~-~-~.~-~ ~ June 25, 2004 Todd Martin, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 1933 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 135 Richland. W A 99352 Dear Mr. Martin: RE: HAB Advice No. 164, Tank Closure EIS Alternatives Thank you for the Board's recent letter of advice outlining their concerns with the scope of the upcon'ling

  19. Surface radiation survey and soil sampling of the 300-FF-1 operable unit, Hanford Site, southeastern Washington: A case study

    SciTech Connect

    Teel, S.S.; Olsen, K.B.

    1990-10-01

    The methods used for conducting a radiological characterization of the soil surface for the Phase I Remedial Investigation of a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) site is presented via a case study. The study site is an operable unit (300-FF-1) located in and adjacent to the 300 Area of the US Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The operable unit contains liquid and solid waste disposal facilities associated with nuclear fuels fabrication. Continuous surface radiation surveying and soil sampling of selected locations were conducted. Contamination was found in several locations within the operable unit including areas near the liquid and solid waste disposal facilities. Instruments used during surveying included portable beta/gamma (P-11) detectors, and the Ultrasonic Ranging and Data System using an NaI (Tl) detector. Laboratory analyses results indicate that above-background radiation levels were primarily due to the presence of uranium. Both types of field instruments used in the study were effective in detecting surface contamination from radionuclides; however, each had specific advantages. Guidelines are presented for the optimum use of these instruments when performing a radiological characterization of the soil surface. 4 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Workers Successfully Excavate Mother Lode of Chromium Contamination at Hanford Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) and contractor Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) have removed what is believed to be the primary source of chromium contamination to the Columbia River near Hanford’s D Reactor after workers excavated 2.2 million tons of material from waste sites.

  1. Technical Basis for Certification of Seismic Design Criteria for the Waste Treatment Plant, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Brouns, Thomas M.; Rohay, Alan C.; Youngs, Robert R.; Costantino, Carl J.; Miller, Lewis F.

    2008-02-28

    In August 2007, Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman approved the final seismic and ground motion criteria for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Department of Energys (DOE) Hanford Site. Construction of the WTP began in 2002 based on seismic design criteria established in 1999 and a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis completed in 1996. The design criteria were re-evaluated in 2005 to address questions from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), resulting in an increase by up to 40% in the seismic design basis. DOE announced in 2006 the suspension of construction on the pretreatment and high-level waste vitrification facilities within the WTP to validate the design with more stringent seismic criteria. In 2007, the U.S. Congress mandated that the Secretary of Energy certify the final seismic and ground motion criteria prior to expenditure of funds on construction of these two facilities. With the Secretarys approval of the final seismic criteria this past summer, DOE authorized restart of construction of the pretreatment and high-level waste vitrification facilities.

  2. Asbestos-cement panels test report, 100K Area, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Moustafa, S.E.

    1993-12-01

    The 105KE/105KW reactor facilities were constructed in the mid-1950s. The 105KE/105KW fuel-basin roof panels are in a radiation controlled area where there is smearable contamination. The roof panels in all of the inspected areas were constructed from corrugated asbestos-cement (A/C) panels. The corrugated A/C roof panels exhibit common signs of aging including cracking, chipping, spalling, or a combination of these processes. Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) has engaged Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) to perform laboratory and field tests on A/C roof panels of the 105KW building and also to make recommendations for panel replacement, maintenance, or upgrade that will maintain the structural integrity of the roof panels for an additional 20 years of service. This report contains the results of laboratory and in-situ testing performed by WJE. A Roof Proof Load Test Plan was prepared for WJE and approved by WHC. Conclusions and recommendations based on test results are presented for the 190-KE wall panels and 105KW roof panels.

  3. Pore Water Extraction Test Near 241-SX Tank Farm at the Hanford Site, Washington, USA

    SciTech Connect

    Eberlein, Susan J.; Parker, Danny L.; Tabor, Cynthia L.; Holm, Melissa J.

    2013-11-11

    A proof-of-principle test is underway near the Hanford Site 241-SX Tank Farm. The test will evaluate a potential remediation technology that will use tank farm-deployable equipment to remove contaminated pore water from vadose zone soils. The test system was designed and built to address the constraints of working within a tank farm. Due to radioactive soil contamination and limitations in drilling near tanks, small-diameter direct push drilling techniques applicable to tank farms are being utilized for well placement. To address space and weight limitations in working around tanks and obstacles within tank farms, the above ground portions of the test system have been constructed to allow deployment flexibility. The test system utilizes low vacuum over a sealed well screen to establish flow into an extraction well. Extracted pore water is collected in a well sump,and then pumped to the surface using a small-diameter bladder pump.If pore water extraction using this system can be successfully demonstrated, it may be possible to target local contamination in the vadose zone around underground storage tanks. It is anticipated that the results of this proof-of-principle test will support future decision making regarding interim and final actions for soil contamination within the tank farms.

  4. Field Summary Report for Remedial Investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River, Hanford Site, Washington, Collection of Surface Water, River Sediments, and Island Soils

    SciTech Connect

    L. C. Hulstrom

    2009-09-28

    This report has been prepared in support of the remedial investigation of Hanford Site Releases to the Columbia River and describes the 2008/2009 data collection efforts. This report documents field activities associated with collection of sediment, river water, and soil in and adjacent to the Columbia River near the Hanford Site and in nearby tributaries.

  5. Hanford News

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    News Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT DOE Meets FY2016 Groundwater Cleanup Goals at Hanford Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Hanford Site are marking another year of significant achievements in protecting the Columbia River from contaminated groundwater. Mon,

  6. Budget Presentations - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The TPA is the regulatory framework between DOE, Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that guides cleanup at the Hanford ...

  7. Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval,

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework September 24, 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. 20585 Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and ...

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2010 May 27, 2010 Recovery Act Progress at Hanford Read the full report on ARRA progress (through 3/31) at the Hanford Site. May 25, 2010 Cleaning Up After The Cold War: Hanford's Tank Waste In a recent article for the Daily Kos, former Hanford radiochemist Page van der Linden explains the complexity and importance of tank waste retrieval and processing. May 24, 2010 Department of Energy Strengthens Management of the Waste Treatment Plant in Washington State U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

  9. Technical Basis for Certification of Seismic Design Criteria for the Waste Treatment Plant, Hanford, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Brouns, T.M.; Rohay, A.C. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States); Youngs, R.R. [Geomatrix Consultants, Inc., Oakland, CA (United States); Costantino, C.J. [C.J. Costantino and Associates, Valley, NY (United States); Miller, L.F. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection, Richland, WA (United States)

    2008-07-01

    In August 2007, Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman approved the final seismic and ground motion criteria for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site. Construction of the WTP began in 2002 based on seismic design criteria established in 1999 and a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis completed in 1996. The design criteria were reevaluated in 2005 to address questions from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), resulting in an increase by up to 40% in the seismic design basis. DOE announced in 2006 the suspension of construction on the pretreatment and high-level waste vitrification facilities within the WTP to validate the design with more stringent seismic criteria. In 2007, the U.S. Congress mandated that the Secretary of Energy certify the final seismic and ground motion criteria prior to expenditure of funds on construction of these two facilities. With the Secretary's approval of the final seismic criteria in the summer of 2007, DOE authorized restart of construction of the pretreatment and high-level waste vitrification facilities. The technical basis for the certification of seismic design criteria resulted from a two-year Seismic Boreholes Project that planned, collected, and analyzed geological data from four new boreholes drilled to depths of approximately 1400 feet below ground surface on the WTP site. A key uncertainty identified in the 2005 analyses was the velocity contrasts between the basalt flows and sedimentary interbeds below the WTP. The absence of directly-measured seismic shear wave velocities in the sedimentary interbeds resulted in the use of a wider and more conservative range of velocities in the 2005 analyses. The Seismic Boreholes Project was designed to directly measure the velocities and velocity contrasts in the basalts and sediments below the WTP, reanalyze the ground motion response, and assess the level of conservatism in the 2005 seismic design criteria

  10. Radiological dose assessment for the decontaminated concrete removed from 183-H solar evaporation basins at the Hanford site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Kamboj, S.; Faillace, E.; Yu, C.

    1997-01-01

    Potential maximum radiation dose rates over a 1,000-year time horizon were calculated for exposure to the decontaminated concrete removed from the 183-H Solar Evaporation Basins at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. The RESRAD computer code, Version 5.62, which implements the methodology described in the US Department of Energy`s manual for developing residual radioactive material guidelines, was used in this evaluation. Currently, the concrete is not being used. Four potential exposure scenarios were developed for the land area where the decontaminated concrete will be stored. In Scenario A industrial use of the land is assumed; in Scenario B recreational use of the land is assumed; in Scenario C residential use of the land is assumed; and in Scenario D (a plausible but unlikely land-use scenario), the presence of a subsistence farmer in the immediate vicinity of the land is assumed. For Scenarios A and B, water used for drinking is assumed to be surface water from the Columbia River; for Scenarios C and D, groundwater drawn from a well located at the downgradient edge of the storage area is the only source of water for drinking, irrigation, and raising livestock. Conservative parameters values were used to estimate the radiation doses. The results of the evaluation indicate that the US Department of Energy`s dose limit of 100 mrem/yr would not be exceeded for any of the scenarios analyzed. The potential maximum dose rates for Scenarios A, B, C, and D are 0.75, 0.022, 29, 29 mrem/yr, respectively. An uncertainty analysis was performed to determine which parameters have the greatest impact on the estimated doses. The doses in Scenarios C and D were found to be very sensitive to the magnitude of the irrigation rate.

  11. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    from the high-level radioactive waste tanks, Fast Flux Test Facility decommissioning, ... or closure of the Hanford Site (Hanford) tanks, decommissioning of the Fast Flux Test ...

  12. Microsoft Word - DOE-EA-1707D_Revised_Predecisional_EA Closure_NRDWL-SWL08232011.docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    7D REVISED PREDECISIONAL DRAFT AUGUST 2011 Environmental Assessment Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill (NRDWL) and Solid Waste Landfill (SWL), Hanford Site, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office Richland, Washington 99352 DOE/EA-1707D REVISED PREDECISIONAL DRAFT AUGUST 2011 DOE/EA-1707D REVISED PREDECISIONAL DRAFT iii AUGUST 2011 Contents 1 1 Introduction and Purpose and Need

  13. Hanford Video - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Traffic Safety Video Title: Hanford Traffic Safety Video Keywords: Hanford, Traffic, Safety, Video Date: 01 February 2011 Description: Hanford Traffic Safety Video <-- Related Videos: -->

  14. River Corridor Closure Contract Section J, Attachment J-4

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 Contract No. DE-AC06-05RL14655 A000 SECTION J, ATTACHMENT J-4 SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN The Washington Closure LLC Small Business Subcontracting Plan is on file at the Richland Operations Office and will be available at www.hanford.gov/rl The Washington Smalll Business Subcontracting Goals are as follows (as a percent of total subcontracting effort): Small Business (SB): 65.0% Small Disadvantaged Business: 22.0% Women-Owned SB: 13.0% HUBZone SB: 4.5% Veteran-Owned SB: 3.0%

  15. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2011 June 30, 2011 UPDATE: Hanford Tank Waste Recovery Report Washington River Protection Solutions Tank Waste Recovery Act Report (June 2011) June 30, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Construction continues to advance at Pretreatment Facility Hanford Waste Treatment Plant crews lifted and placed a nearly nine-ton rebar curtain above the 77-foot elevation at the Pretreatment Facility. The curtain measures 36 feet long, 22 feet high and is the last curtain to compose the facility's fifth concrete

  16. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2012 September 19, 2012 PHOTO GALLERY: F Reactor Media Event Pictures of the F Reactor Area and the Media Availability held on September 19, 2012. September 19, 2012 F Reactor Area Cleanup Complete First at Hanford to Finish Buildings, Waste Sites, and Cocooning September 17, 2012 VIDEO: C-104 Retrieval Completion September 17, 2012 Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

  17. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2015 May 21, 2015 Briefing to Homebuilders' Association of Tri-Cities Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy Charboneau provided an overview of the Hanford Site to the Homebuilders' Association of the Tri-Cities in May 2015. May 07, 2015 Washington State University to manage Hanford's Manhattan Project and Cold War-era artifacts and archives The U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (RL), through site contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), has begun a new partnership

  18. Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    of 06934566 .l\ ~ ~ ~~9 u.s. Department of Energy Hanford Site OEC 2 8 2004 04-0RP-O78 Mr. Todd Martin, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 1933 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 135 Rich1and, Washington 99352 Dear Mr. Martin: HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD (HAB) CONSENSUS ADVICE #167 -STOP WORK AUTHORITY Reference: HAB letter from T. Martin to P. Golan and J. Shaw, DOE-HQ; K. Klein, RL; R. Schepens, ORP; L. Hoffman, Ecology; and R. Kreizeneeck, EPA, "Stop Work Authority," dated November 5, 2004. This letter

  19. Contents of risk assessments to support the retrieval and closure of tanks for the Washington State Department of Ecology

    SciTech Connect

    MANN, F.M.

    2003-03-21

    Before the Integrated Mission Acceleration Plan can be performed, risk assessments of various options must be performed for ORP, DOE Headquarters, and the Washington State Dept. of Ecology. This document focuses on the risk assessments for Ecology.

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2013 July 19, 2013 ORP Update on Status of Double Shell Tank AY-102 July 16, 2013 VIDEO: 300 Area Proposed Plan Overview The 300 Area, just north of Richland, Washington, was where fuel for Hanford's nine plutonium production reactors was manufactured. July 15, 2013 NEWS RELEASE: Hanford Site Treating Record Amount of Groundwater Contractor CH2M HILL met annual goal for treating 1.4 billion gallons 3 months early and removed 36 tons of contaminants. July 09, 2013 Hanford Landfill Reaches 15

  1. A Short History of Waste Management at the Hanford Site

    SciTech Connect

    Gephart, Roy E.

    2010-03-31

    "The worlds first full-scale nuclear reactors and chemical reprocessing plants built at the Hanford Site in the desert of eastern Washington State produced two-thirds of the plutonium generated in the United States for nuclear weapons. Operating these facilities also created large volumes of radioactive and chemical waste, some of which was released into the environment exposing people who lived downwind and downstream. Hanford now contains the largest accumulation of nuclear waste in the Western Hemisphere. Hanfords last reactor shut down in 1987 followed by closure of the last reprocessing plant in 1990. Today, Hanfords only mission is cleanup. Most onsite radioactive waste and nuclear material lingers inside underground tanks or storage facilities. About half of the chemical waste remains in tanks while the rest persists in the soil, groundwater, and burial grounds. Six million dollars each day, or nearly two billion dollars each year, are spent on waste management and cleanup activities. There is significant uncertainty in how long cleanup will take, how much it will cost, and what risks will remain for future generations. This paper summarizes portions of the waste management history of the Hanford Site published in the book Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup.(1) "

  2. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/088.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 From: Jackson Kinzer Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 January 5, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: HANFORD ADVISORY...

  3. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2016 July 20, 2016 DOE Marks 20 Years of Cleanup Success at ERDF This month marks 20 successful years of environmental cleanup at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s largest disposal facilities--the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state

  4. Applying Lean Concepts to Waste Site Closure - 13137

    SciTech Connect

    Proctor, M.L. [Washington Closure Hanford, 2620 Fermi, Richland, Washington 99354 (United States)] [Washington Closure Hanford, 2620 Fermi, Richland, Washington 99354 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office to manage the River Corridor Closure Project, a 10-year contract in which WCH will clean up 220 mi{sup 2} of contaminated land at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. In the summer of 2011, with Tri-Party (DOE-RL, Environmental Protection Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology) Agreement Milestones due at the end of the calendar year, standard work practices were challenged in regards to closure documentation development. The Lean process, a concept that maximizes customer value while minimizing waste, was introduced to WCH's Sample Design and Cleanup Verification organization with the intention of eliminating waste and maximizing efficiencies. The outcome of implementing Lean processes and concepts was impressive. It was determined that the number of non-value added steps far outnumbered the value added steps. Internal processing time, document size, and review times were all reduced significantly; relationships with the customer and the regulators were also improved; and collaborative working relationships with the Tri Parties have been strengthened by working together on Lean initiatives. (authors)

  5. PILOT-SCALE TEST RESULTS OF A THIN FILM EVAPORATOR SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF LIQUID HIGH-LEVEL WASTES AT THE HANFORD SITE WASHINGTON USA -11364

    SciTech Connect

    CORBETT JE; TEDESCH AR; WILSON RA; BECK TH; LARKIN J

    2011-02-14

    A modular, transportable evaporator system, using thin film evaporative technology, is planned for deployment at the Hanford radioactive waste storage tank complex. This technology, herein referred to as a wiped film evaporator (WFE), will be located at grade level above an underground storage tank to receive pumped liquids, concentrate the liquid stream from 1.1 specific gravity to approximately 1.4 and then return the concentrated solution back into the tank. Water is removed by evaporation at an internal heated drum surface exposed to high vacuum. The condensed water stream will be shipped to the site effluent treatment facility for final disposal. This operation provides significant risk mitigation to failure of the aging 242-A Evaporator facility; the only operating evaporative system at Hanford maximizing waste storage. This technology is being implemented through a development and deployment project by the tank farm operating contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), for the Office of River Protection/Department of Energy (ORPIDOE), through Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Inc. (Columbia Energy). The project will finalize technology maturity and install a system at one of the double-shell tank farms. This paper summarizes results of a pilot-scale test program conducted during calendar year 2010 as part of the ongoing technology maturation development scope for the WFE.

  6. DOE Selects Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC for Tank...

    Energy Saver

    Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC for Tank Operations Contract at Hanford Site DOE Selects Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC for Tank Operations Contract at ...

  7. Hanford Cultural Resources - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    About Us Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford's Tribal Program Hanford Cultural Resources About Us Hanford's Tribal Program Home Hanford Cultural Resources DOE American Indian Tribal...

  8. Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world, managing the legacy of five decades of nuclear weapons production. At its peak, this national weapons complex consisted of 16 major facilities, including vast reservations of land in the States of Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Nowhere in the DOE Complex is cleanup more challenging than at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington. Hanford made more

  9. Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world, managing the legacy of five decades of nuclear weapons production. At its peak, this national weapons complex consisted of 16 major facilities, including vast reservations of land in the States of Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Nowhere in the DOE Complex is cleanup more challenging than at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington. Hanford made more

  10. Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world, managing the legacy of five decades of nuclear weapons production. At its peak, this national weapons complex consisted of 16 major facilities, including vast reservations of land in the States of Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Nowhere in the DOE Complex is cleanup more challenging than at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington. Hanford made more

  11. Late Pleistocene and Holocene-Age Columbia River Sediments and Bedforms: Hanford Reach Area, Washington - Part 2

    SciTech Connect

    K.R. Fecht, T.E. Marceau

    2006-03-28

    This report presents the results of a geologic study conducted on the lower slopes of the Columbia River Valley in south-central Washington. The study was designed to investigate glaciofluvial and fluvial sediments and bedforms that are present in the river valley and formed subsequent to Pleistocene large-scale cataclysmic flooding of the region.

  12. Environmental assessment: Transfer of normal and low-enriched uranium billets to the United Kingdom, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    1995-11-01

    Under the auspices of an agreement between the U.S. and the United Kingdom, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has an opportunity to transfer approximately 710,000 kilograms (1,562,000 pounds) of unneeded normal and low-enriched uranium (LEU) to the United Kingdom; thus, reducing long-term surveillance and maintenance burdens at the Hanford Site. The material, in the form of billets, is controlled by DOE`s Defense Programs, and is presently stored as surplus material in the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. The United Kingdom has expressed a need for the billets. The surplus uranium billets are currently stored in wooden shipping containers in secured facilities in the 300 Area at the Hanford Site (the 303-B and 303-G storage facilities). There are 482 billets at an enrichment level (based on uranium-235 content) of 0.71 weight-percent. This enrichment level is normal uranium; that is, uranium having 0.711 as the percentage by weight of uranium-235 as occurring in nature. There are 3,242 billets at an enrichment level of 0.95 weight-percent (i.e., low-enriched uranium). This inventory represents a total of approximately 532 curies. The facilities are routinely monitored. The dose rate on contact of a uranium billet is approximately 8 millirem per hour. The dose rate on contact of a wooden shipping container containing 4 billets is approximately 4 millirem per hour. The dose rate at the exterior of the storage facilities is indistinguishable from background levels.

  13. State of the Hanford Site - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    State of the Hanford Site State of the Hanford Site State of the Hanford Site Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)] invite you to this year's State of the Hanford Site meetings being held throughout the month of April. These meetings offer the opportunity for interested members of

  14. HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 MEETING SCHEDULE Updated October 20, 2015 MEETING DATE LOCATION PHONE NUMBER # GUEST ROOMS RESERVED SHUTTLE SERVICE November 4-5, 2015 Red Lion Hanford House 802 George Washington Way Richland, Washington Phone: 509-946-7611 1-800-733-5466 15 Rooms @ $92 For Oct 3 & 4 Reserve by Oct 15 YES February 3-4, 2016 Red Lion Hanford House 802 George Washington Way Richland, Washington Phone: 509-946-7611 1-800-733-5466 15 Rooms @ $92 For Feb 2 & 3 Reserve by Jan 10 YES April 13-14, 2016 Red

  15. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2014 September 29, 2014 Settlement on AY-102 ORP and WRPS are pleased that negotiations with Washington State have resulted in a safe and mutually agreed-upon path forward for the removal of waste from Hanford double-shell tank AY-102. September 29, 2014 Message from the Acting Manager on the B Reactor anniversary Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of perhaps the most important event in the history of the Hanford Site. September 11, 2014 Study on the Waste Treatment and Immobilization

  16. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2001

    SciTech Connect

    Poston, Ted M.; Hanf, Robert W.; Dirkes, Roger L.; Morasch, Launa F.

    2002-09-02

    This report summarizes environmental information for the Hanford Site in Washington State for the calendar year 2001.

  17. The Agreement - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Agreement Tri-Party Agreement The Agreement Action Plan Announcements List of Approved Changes TPA Project Manager's Lists Modifications for Public Comment Data Management MP-14 WIDS Information Hanford Site Waste Management Units Report Hanford Public Involvement Plan Administrative Record (AR) Related Links The Agreement Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order by Washington State Department of

  18. The Hanford Story: Overview

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the Emmy Award-winning first chapter of The Hanford Story, a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Hanford Site—its history, today's cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.

  19. HANFORD SITE WELDING PROGRAM SUCCESSFULLY PROVIDING A SINGLE SITE FUNCTION FOR USE BY MULTIPLE CONTRACTORS

    SciTech Connect

    CANNELL GR

    2009-11-19

    The Department of Energy, Richland Operations (DOE-RL) recently restructured its Hanford work scope, awarding two new contracts over the past several months for a total of three contracts to manage the sites cleanup efforts. DOE-RL met with key contractor personnel prior to and during contract transition to ensure site welding activities had appropriate oversight and maintained code compliance. The transition also provided an opportunity to establish a single site-wide function that would provide welding and materials engineering services to the Hanford site contractors: CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC); Mission Support Alliance (MSA); Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS); and Washington Closure Hanford (WCH). Over the years, multiple and separate welding programs (amongst the several contractors) existed at the Hanford site leading to inefficiencies resulting from duplication of administrative efforts, maintenance of welding procedures, welder performance certifications, etc. The new, single program eliminates these inefficiencies. The new program, co-managed by two of the sites' new contractors, the CHPRC ('owner' of the program and responsible for construction welding services) and the MSA (provides maintenance welding services), provides more than just the traditional construction and maintenance welding services. Also provided, are welding engineering, specialty welding development/qualification for the closure of radioactive materials containers and materials evaluation/failure analysis. The following describes the new Hanford site welding program.

  20. How the Lean Management System is Working on a Closure Project - 13242

    SciTech Connect

    Mowery, Carol

    2013-07-01

    Washington Closure Hanford, LLC (WCH) manages the River Corridor Closure Project (RCCP), a 10-year contract, in which WCH will clean up 220 mi{sup 2} of contaminated land at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. Strategic planning sessions in 2009 identified key performance areas that were essential to closure and in which focused change could result in dramatic performance improvement. Lean Management Systems (Lean) was selected as the methodology to achieve the desired results. The Lean Process is built upon the fundamentals of the power of respect for people and the practice of continuous process improvement. Lean uses week-long, focused sessions that teach a selected team the techniques to recognize waste within their own work processes, propose potential solutions, and then conduct experiments during the week to test their solutions. In 2011, the Lean process was implemented in the Waste Operations organization. From there it was expanded to closure documents, field remediation, and decommissioning and demolition. WCH identified the following Lean focus areas: 1) closure document processes that required extensive internal preparation, and lengthy external review and approval cycles; 2) allocation of limited transportation and waste disposal resources to meet aggressive remediation schedules; 3) effective start-of-the-day routines in field operations; 4) improved excavation and load-out processes; and 5) approaches to strengthen safety culture and support disciplined operations. Since the introduction of Lean, RCCP has realized many successes and also gained some unexpected benefits. (authors)

  1. Remedial investigation/feasibility study work plan for the 100-KR-4 operable unit, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-09-01

    Four areas of the Hanford Site (the 100, 200, 300, and 1100 Areas) have been included on the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) National Priorities List (NPL) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). This work plan and the attached supporting project plans establish the operable unit setting and the objectives, procedures, tasks, and schedule for conducting the CERCLA remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) for the 100-KR-4 operable unit. The 100-K Area consists of the 100-KR-4 groundwater operable unit and three source operable units. The 100-KR-4 operable unit includes all contamination found in the aquifer soils and water beneath the 100-K Area. Source operable units include facilities and unplanned release sites that are potential sources of contamination.

  2. Decommissioning of eight surplus production reactors at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. Addendum (Final Environmental Impact Statement)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-12-01

    The first section of this volume summarizes the content of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and this Addendum, which together constitute the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) prepared on the decommissioning of eight surplus plutonium production reactors at Hanford. The FEIS consists of two volumes. The first volume is the DEIS as written. The second volume (this Addendum) consists of a summary; Chapter 9, which contains comments on the DEIS and provides DOE`s responses to the comments; Appendix F, which provides additional health effects information; Appendix K, which contains costs of decommissioning in 1990 dollars; Appendix L, which contains additional graphite leaching data; Appendix M, which contains a discussion of accident scenarios; Appendix N, which contains errata; and Appendix 0, which contains reproductions of the letters, transcripts, and exhibits that constitute the record for the public comment period.

  3. RCRA facility investigation/corrective measures study work plan for the 200-UP-2 Operable Unit, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-06-01

    The 200-UP-2 Operable Unit is one of two source operable units at the U Plant Aggregate Area at the Hanford Site. Source operable units include waste management units and unplanned release sites that are potential sources of radioactive and/or hazardous substance contamination. This work plan, while maintaining the title RFI/CMS, presents the background and direction for conducting a limited field investigation in the 200-UP-2 Operable Unit, which is the first part of the process leading to final remedy selection. This report discusses the background, prior recommendations, goals, organization, and quality assurance for the 200-UP-2 Operable Unit Work Plan. The discussion begins with a summary of the regulatory framework and the role of the work plan. The specific recommendations leading into the work plan are then addressed. Next, the goals and organization of the report are discussed. Finally, the quality assurance and supporting documentation are presented.

  4. Remedial investigation/feasibility study work plan for the 100-BC-2 operable unit, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-05-01

    This work plan and attached supporting project plans establish the operable unit setting and the objectives, procedures, tasks, and schedule for conducting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) for the 100-BC-2 operable unit in the 100 Area of the Hanford Site. The 100 Area is one of four areas at the Hanford Site that are on the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) National Priorities List under CERCLA. The 100-BC-2 operable unit is one of two source operable units in the 100-B/C Area (Figure ES-1). Source operable units are those that contain facilities and unplanned release sites that are potential sources of hazardous substance contamination. The 100-BC-2 source operable unit contains waste sites that were formerly in the 100-BC-2, 100-BC-3, and 100-BC-4 operable units. Because of their size and geographic location, the waste sites from these two operable units were added to 100-BC-2. This allows for a more efficient and effective investigation of the remaining 100-B/C Reactor area waste sites. The investigative approach to waste sites associated with the 100-BC-2 operable unit are listed in Table ES-1. The waste sites fall into three general categories: high priority liquid waste disposal sites, low priority liquid waste disposal sites, and solid waste burial grounds. Several sites have been identified as candidates for conducting an IRM. Two sites have been identified as warranting additional limited field sampling. The two sites are the 116-C-2A pluto crib, and the 116-C-2C sand filter.

  5. Hanford Lifecycle Reports - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Lifecycle Reports Hanford Lifecycle Reports Hanford Lifecycle Reports Hanford Lifecycle Reports Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size 2016 Hanford Lifecycle Report 2015 Hanford Lifecycle Report 2014 Hanford Lifecycle Report 2013 Hanford Lifecycle Report 2012 Hanford Lifecycle Report 2011 Hanford Lifecycle Report Share on Last Updated 02/22/2016 2:54

  6. River Corridor Closure Contract Section J Contract No. DE-AC06-05RL14655 698

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5RL14655 698 J-7-1 ATTACHMENT J-7 SPECIAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ACCOUNT AGREEMENT Special Financial Institution Account Agreement for use with the Payments Cleared Financing Arrangement Agreement, effective the 1 st day of July 2011, between the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, represented by the Department of Energy (DOE), and Washington Closure Hanford, LLC (WCH) as a company existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and U.S. Bank, a financial institution corporation existing under the laws

  7. Environmental assessment for the resiting, construction, and operation of the Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    This environmental assessment (EA) presents estimated environmental impacts from the resiting, construction, and operation of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), which is proposed to be constructed and operated on land near the south boundary of the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The EMSL, if constructed, would be a modern research facility in which experimental, theoretical, and computational techniques can be focused on environmental restoration problems, such as the chemical and transport behavior of complex mixtures of contaminants in the environment. The EMSL design includes approximately 18,500 square meters (200,000 square feet) of floor space on a 12-hectare (30-acre) site. The proposed new site is located within the city limits of Richland in north Richland, at the south end of DOE`s 300 Area, on land to be deeded to the US by the Battelle Memorial Institute. Approximately 200 persons are expected to be employed in the EMSL and approximately 60 visiting scientists may be working in the EMSL at any given time. State-of-the-art equipment is expected to be installed and used in the EMSL. Small amounts of hazardous substances (chemicals and radionuclides) are expected to be used in experimental work in the EMSL.

  8. Accident investigation board report on the May 14, 1997, chemical explosion at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility, Hanford Site,Richland, Washington - final report

    SciTech Connect

    Gerton, R.E.

    1997-07-25

    On May 14, 1997, at 7:53 p.m. (PDT), a chemical explosion occur-red in Tank A- 109 in Room 40 of the Plutonium Reclamation Facility (Facility) located in the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site, approximately 30 miles north of Richland, Washington. The inactive processing Facility is part of the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP). On May 16, 1997, Lloyd L. Piper, Deputy Manager, acting for John D. Wagoner, Manager, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL), formally established an Accident Investigation Board (Board) to investigate the explosion in accordance with DOE Order 225. 1, Accident Investigations. The Board commenced its investigation on May 15, 1997, completed the investigation on July 2, 1997, and submitted its findings to the RL Manager on July 26, 1997. The scope of the Board`s investigation was to review and analyze the circumstances of the events that led to the explosion; to analyze facts and to determine the causes of the accident; and to develop conclusions and judgments of need that may help prevent a recurrence of the accident. The scope also included the application of lessons learned from similar accidents within DOE. In addition to this detailed report, a companion document has also been prepared that provides a concise summary of the facts and conclusions of this report, with an emphasis on management issues (DOE/RL-97-63).

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2009 July 23, 2009 DOE, Ecology, EPA Announce New Groundwater Treatment System Dr. Inés Triay, DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, along with representatives of Washington State, U.S. EPA and the AFL-CIO Metal Trades announced today that construction of the largest treatment system for contaminated groundwater July 16, 2009 Great story on Hanford's vit plant progress in Wednesday's Tri-City Herald Crews recently installed a major component needed for operations at the

  10. Hanford Press Releases

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Press Releases Department Of Energy:Demolition of One of Hanford&apos;s Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Department Of Energy:DOE Meets FY2016 Groundwater Cleanup Goals at Hanford Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Hanford Site are marking another year of significant achievements in protecting

  11. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/090-2.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Jackson Kinzer Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 February 10, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD...

  12. Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan for the 200-UP-1 Groundwater Operable Unit, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington. Revision

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    This work plan identifies the objectives, tasks, and schedule for conducting a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for the 200-UP-1 Groundwater Operable Unit in the southern portion of the 200 West Groundwater Aggregate Area of the Hanford Site. The 200-UP-1 Groundwater Operable Unit addresses contamination identified in the aquifer soils and groundwater within its boundary, as determined in the 200 West Groundwater Aggregate Area Management Study Report (AAMSR) (DOE/RL 1992b). The objectives of this work plan are to develop a program to investigate groundwater contaminants in the southern portion of the 200 West Groundwater Aggregate Area that were designated for Limited Field Investigations (LFIs) and to implement Interim Remedial Measures (IRMs) recommended in the 200 West Groundwater AAMSR. The purpose of an LFI is to evaluate high priority groundwater contaminants where existing data are insufficient to determine whether an IRM is warranted and collect sufficient data to justify and implement an IRM, if needed. A Qualitative Risk Assessment (QRA) will be performed as part of the LFI. The purpose of an IRM is to develop and implement activities, such as contaminant source removal and groundwater treatment, that will ameliorate some of the more severe potential risks of groundwater contaminants prior to the RI and baseline Risk Assessment (RA) to be conducted under the Final Remedy Selection (FRS) at a later date. This work plan addresses needs of a Treatability Study to support the design and implementation of an interim remedial action for the Uranium-{sup 99}{Tc}-Nitrate multi-contaminant IRM plume identified beneath U Plant.

  13. STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE Public Meetings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE Public Meetings April 2014 What is a State of the Hanford Site public meeting? Hanford cleanup schedules and activities are set by the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the TPA agencies - will host four State of the Hanford Site meetings in Northwest communities. These meetings provide an opportunity for the public to discuss Hanford

  14. Hanford Speakers Bureau - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Request Form Hanford Speakers Bureau Frequently Asked Questions Why Hanford? Video Hanford Speakers Bureau Presentations FY2016 Hanford Speakers Bureau Presentations FY2015 Hanford Site Tours Hanford Speakers Bureau Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size 'Speakers Bureau' Hanford Images The Hanford Speakers Bureau is a regional outreach program. Its goal is to provide timely

  15. 3718-F Alkali Metal Treatment and Storage Facility Closure Plan. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    1992-11-01

    The Hanford Site, located northwest of the city of Richland, Washington, houses reactors, chemical-separation systems, and related facilities used for the production of special nuclear materials, as well as for activities associated with nuclear energy development. The 300 Area of the Hanford Site contains reactor fuel manufacturing facilities and several research and development laboratories. The 3718-F Alkali Metal Treatment and Storage Facility (3718-F Facility), located in the 300 Area, was used to store and treat alkali metal wastes. Therefore, it is subject to the regulatory requirements for the storage and treatment of dangerous wastes. Closure will be conducted pursuant to the requirements of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-610 (Ecology 1989) and 40 CFR 270.1. Closure also will satisfy the thermal treatment facility closure requirements of 40 CFR 265.381. This closure plan presents a description of the 3718-F Facility, the history of wastes managed, and the approach that will be followed to close the facility. Only hazardous constituents derived from 3718-F Facility operations will be addressed.

  16. RESULTS FROM RECENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INVESTIGATIONS TARGETING CHROMIUM IN THE 100D AREA HANFORD SITE WASHINGTON USA

    SciTech Connect

    PETERSEN SW; THOMPSON KM; TONKIN MJ

    2009-12-03

    Sodium dichromate was used in Hanford's 100D Area during the reactor operations period of 1950 to 1964 to retard corrosion in the reactor cooling systems. Some of the sodium dichromate was released to the environment by spills and/or leaks from pipelines used to deliver the chemical to water treatment plants in the area. As a result, hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] has migrated through the vadose zone to the groundwater and contaminated nearly 1 km{sup 2} of groundwater to above the drinking water standard of 48 {micro}g/L. Three technology tests have recently been completed in this area to characterize the source area of the plumes and evaluate alternative methods to remove Cr(VI) from groundwater. These are (1) refine the source area of the southern plume; (2) test electrocoagulation as an alternative groundwater treatment technology; and (3) test the ability to repair a permeable reactive barrier by injecting micron or nanometer-size zero-valent iron (ZVI). The projects were funded by the US Department of Energy as part of a program to interject new technologies and accelerate active cleanup. Groundwater monitoring over the past 10 years has shown that Cr(VI) concentrations in the southern plume have not significantly diminished, strongly indicating a continuing source. Eleven groundwater wells were installed in 2007 and 2008 near a suspected source area and monitored for Cr(VI) and groundwater levels. Interpretation of these data has led to refinement of the source area location to an area of less than 1 hectare (ha, 2.5 acres). Vadose zone soil samples collected during drilling did not discover significant concentrations of Cr(VI), indicating the source is localized, with a narrow wetted path from the surface to the water table. Electrocoagulation was evaluated through a pilot-scale treatability test. Over 8 million liters of groundwater were treated to Cr(VI) concentrations of {le}20 {micro}g/L. The test determined that this technology has the potential to treat

  17. PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR TANK FARM CLOSURE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS

    SciTech Connect

    MANN, F.M.; CRUMPLER, J.D.

    2005-09-30

    This report documents the performance objectives (metrics, times of analyses, and times of compliance) to be used in performance assessments of Hanford Site tank farm closure.

  18. HANFORD SITE

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Advisory Board Larry Goldstein November 1, 2012 1 2 Who We Are State of Oregon State of Washington U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Commerce (NOAA) U.S. Department of Interior (Fish and Wildlife Service) Nez Perce Tribe Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 3 Trustees are governments, defined by CERCLA, who act to: Protect the public interest and to "make the public whole" for injuries to natural

  19. What's New - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    What's New What's New Calendar Hanford Blog Archive Search Site Feeds Site Index Weather What's New What's New Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size November 20, 2016 Hot Links to Cool Spots November 16, 2016 Hanford Private Tours Washington River Protection Solutions November 14, 2016 WRPS Contract NEPA - Categorical Exclusions November 13, 2016 Administrative Record (AR) Administrative Record (AR) WAI Contract WAI Contract Mods November 8, 2016 RL

  20. HANFORD SITE VEHICLE TRAFFIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    HANFORD SITE VEHICLE TRAFFIC SAFETY ASSESSMENT April 2010 Prepared for: Mission Support Alliance and U.S. Department of Energy - Richland Office Richland, Washington Prepared by: Transportation Solutions, Inc. 8350 165 th Ave Northeast, Suite 100 Redmond, Washington 98052 425-883-4134 tsinw.com Hanford Vehicle Safety Assessment FEBRUARY 2010 ii Table of Contents Executive Summary

  1. The Hanford Story: River Corridor

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    This is the seventh chapter of The Hanford Story, a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Hanford Site—its history, today's cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.

  2. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    to Hanford. March 20, 2013 Firefighters at the Hanford Site Participate in Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Event Firefighters from the Hanford Site recently raised...

  3. Hanford, WA Selected as Plutonium Production Facility | National Nuclear

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Security Administration | (NNSA) Hanford, WA Selected as Plutonium Production Facility Hanford, WA Selected as Plutonium Production Facility Hanford, WA Groves selects Hanford, Washington, as site for full-scale plutonium production and separation facilities. Three reactors--B, D, and F--are built

  4. Hanford Tank Waste Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposition Framework...

    Energy Saver

    wastes stored in 177 underground tanks (tank farms) located on Hanford's Central Plateau. ... and the ultimate closure of the tanks and decommissioning of the treatment facilities. ...

  5. Washington - Compare - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Washington Washington

  6. Washington - Rankings - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Washington Washington

  7. Washington - Search - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) (indexed site)

    Washington Washington

  8. Photo Gallery - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility Hanford LEED Gold Facility

  9. Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Children 03080006-052df Baseball Team, Hanford, 1913 03080006-052df Baseball Team, Hanford, 1913 092263-4 Hanford Grade School Students and Teacher, 1934 092263-4 Hanford Grade...

  10. Environmental Assessment for the Accelerated Tank Closure Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect

    N /A

    2003-06-16

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) needs to collect engineering and technical information on (1) the physical response and behavior of a Phase I grout fill in an actual tank, (2) field deployment of grout production equipment and (3) the conduct of component closure activities for single-shell tank (SST) 241-C-106 (C-106). Activities associated with this Accelerated Tank Closure Demonstration (ATCD) project include placement of grout in C-106 following retrieval, and associated component closure activities. The activities will provide information that will be used in determining future closure actions for the remaining SSTs and tank farms at the Hanford Site. This information may also support preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Retrieval, Treatment, and Disposal of Tank Waste and Closure of Single-Shell Tanks at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Tank Closure EIS). Information will be obtained from the various activities associated with the component closure activities for C-106 located in the 241-C tank farm (C tank farm) under the ''Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976'' (RCRA) and the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO) (Ecology et al. 1989). The impacts of retrieving waste from C-106 are bounded by the analysis in the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) EIS (DOE/EIS-0189), hereinafter referred to as the TWRS EIS. DOE has conducted and continues to conduct retrieval activities at C-106 in preparation for the ATCD Project. For major federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, the ''National Environmental Policy Act of 1969'' (NEPA) requires that federal agencies evaluate the environmental effects of their proposed and alternative actions before making decisions to take action. The President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has developed regulations for implementing NEPA. These regulations are found in Title 40 of the Code

  11. Hanford Site Tours - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tours Hanford Site Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Private Tours Hanford Site Tours Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Hanford Site is a very unique place offering a number of tours for members of the public, elected officials and their staffs, tribal officials, stakeholders, and others. A list of the kinds of Hanford tours we provide is shown below, along with

  12. Hanford Staff Directory - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Illness Compensation Hanford Workers Compensation Projects & Facilities HERO PHOENIX Hanford Meteorological Station Definitions Abbreviations and Acronyms Visitor Control...

  13. Hanford CBDPP Committee - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford CBDPP Committee Beryllium FAQs Beryllium Related Links Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG) Program Performance Assessments Beryllium Program Feedback Beryllium...

  14. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    August 2007 August 16, 2007 2006 Marked By Substantial Hanford Cleanup Progress 2006 Marked By Substantial Hanford Cleanup Progress

  15. River Corridor Closure Project Partnering Performance Agreement

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WCH and DOE have a mission to complete the clsoure of the Hanford River Corridor by 2015.  Early and efficient completion of this work scope law the River Corridor Closure Contract (DE-AC06...

  16. HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD A Site Specific Advisory Board, Chartered...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    must meet to protect human health and the environment ... forms unless their performance can be shown to be at ... (Central Washington Building Trades Council, (Hanford ...

  17. EIS-0325: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project, WA

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    BPA proposes to construct a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in central Washington. This project would increase transmission system capacity north of Hanford.

  18. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/100.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tom Fitzsimmons Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 September 27, 1999 Dear Merilyn: Perhaps it is appropriate...

  19. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/082.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 From: John D. Wagoner, Tom Fitzsimmons, and Chuck Clarke Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves:...

  20. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/086.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    6 From: Jay Rhoderick and Martha Crosland Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 December 10, 1998 Dear Ms. Reeves:...

  1. Hanford Private Tours - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Private Tours Hanford Site Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Private Tours Hanford Private Tours Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size While Hanford offers a very successful and extensive tour program for members of the public, Site tours for private entities are also considered on a case-by-case basis. Private tours are only permitted for those groups whose work scope is

  2. Hanford Tour Restrictions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tour Restrictions Hanford Site Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Private Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Prohibited Items The following items are prohibited anywhere on the Hanford Site or in site-associated facilities. Dangerous weapons Note: Prohibited knives include: blades exceeding four (4) inches in length; spring blade knives or

  3. 324 Building radiochemical engineering cells, high-level vault, low-level vault, and associated areas closure plan

    SciTech Connect

    Barnett, J.M.

    1998-03-25

    The Hanford Site, located adjacent to and north of Richland, Washington, is operated by the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (RL). The 324 Building is located in the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. The 324 Building was constructed in the 1960s to support materials and chemical process research and development activities ranging from laboratory/bench-scale studies to full engineering-scale pilot plant demonstrations. In the mid-1990s, it was determined that dangerous waste and waste residues were being stored for greater than 90 days in the 324 Building Radiochemical Engineering Cells (REC) and in the High-Level Vault/Low-Level Vault (HLV/LLV) tanks. [These areas are not Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) permitted portions of the 324 Building.] Through the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) Milestone M-89, agreement was reached to close the nonpermitted RCRA unit in the 324 Building. This closure plan, managed under TPA Milestone M-20-55, addresses the identified building areas targeted by the Tri-Party Agreement and provides commitments to achieve the highest degree of compliance practicable, given the special technical difficulties of managing mixed waste that contains high-activity radioactive materials, and the physical limitations of working remotely in the areas within the subject closure unit. This closure plan is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1.0 provides the introduction, historical perspective, 324 Building history and current mission, and the regulatory basis and strategy for managing the closure unit. Chapters 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 discuss the detailed facility description, process information, waste characteristics, and groundwater monitoring respectively. Chapter 6.0 deals with the closure strategy and performance standard, including the closure activities for the B-Cell, D-Cell, HLV, LLV; piping and miscellaneous associated building areas. Chapter 7.0 addresses the

  4. Report on the emergency response to the event on May 14, 1997, at the plutonuim reclamation facility, Hanford Site, Richland,Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Shoop, D.S.

    1997-08-20

    On the evening of May 14,1997, a chemical explosion Occurred at the Plutonium Reclamation Facility (PRF) in the 200 West Area(200-W) of the Hanford Site. The event warranted the declaration of an Alert emergency, activation of the Hanford Emergency Response Organization (BRO), and notification of offsite agencies. As a result of the emergency declaration, a subsequent evaluation was conducted to assess: 9 the performance of the emergency response organization o the occupational health response related to emergency activities o event notifications to offsite and environmental agencies. Additionally, the evaluation was designed to: 9 document the chronology of emergency and occupational health responses and environmental notifications connected with the explosion at the facility 0 assess the adequacy of the Hanford Site emergency preparedness activities; response readiness; and emergency management actions, occupational health, and environmental actions 0 provide an analysis of the causes of the deficiencies and weaknesses in the preparedness and response system that have been identified in the evaluation of the response a assign organizational responsibility to correct deficiencies and weaknesses a improve future performance 0 adjust elements of emergency implementing procedures and emergency preparedness activities.

  5. INITIAL SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) SYSTEM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF THE HANFORD SITE

    SciTech Connect

    JARAYSI, M.N.

    2007-01-08

    The ''Initial Single-Shell Tank System Performance Assessment for the Hanford Site [1] (SST PA) presents the analysis of the long-term impacts of residual wastes assumed to remain after retrieval of tank waste and closure of the SST farms at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site. The SST PA supports key elements of the closure process agreed upon in 2004 by DOE, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The SST PA element is defined in Appendix I of the ''Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order'' (HFFACO) (Ecology et al. 1989) [2], the document that establishes the overall closure process for the SST and double-shell tank (DST) systems. The approach incorporated in the SST PA integrates substantive features of both hazardous and radioactive waste management regulations into a single analysis. The defense-in-depth approach used in this analysis defined two major engineering barriers (a surface barrier and the grouted tank structure) and one natural barrier (the vadose zone) that will be relied on to control waste release into the accessible environment and attain expected performance metrics. The analysis evaluates specific barrier characteristics and other site features that influence contaminant migration by the various pathways. A ''reference'' case and a suite of sensitivity/uncertainty cases are considered. The ''reference case'' evaluates environmental impacts assuming central tendency estimates of site conditions. ''Reference'' case analysis results show residual tank waste impacts on nearby groundwater, air resources; or inadvertent intruders to be well below most important performance objectives. Conversely, past releases to the soil, from previous tank farm operations, are shown to have groundwater impacts that re significantly above most performance objectives. Sensitivity/uncertainty cases examine single and multiple parameter variability along with plausible alternatives

  6. Hanford Site Wide Programs - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Page | Print Print Page |Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Site-Wide Programs Hanford Safety and Health Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford Fire Department...

  7. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2011 June 07, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Projects Receive Sustainability Awards Hanford's Department of Energy offices and their contractors received special recognition for...

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    preparations December 13, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant completes concrete design for largest facility The Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Project recently issued...

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2013 April 22, 2013 Green Initiatives Keep Hanford Site Environmentally Responsible Hanford has made great strides in making sure cleanup work is performed as environmentally...

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2015 July 13, 2015 Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet DOE fact sheet includes latest statistics on Hanford Site cleanup progress through May 2015

  11. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    January 17, 2013 PHOTO GALLERY: Tokyo Electric Power Company Visits Hanford Officials learn about Hanford cleanup technologies for use at Fukushima January 16, 2013 STATEMENT: ...

  12. DETECTION OF HISTORICAL PIPELINE LEAK PLUMES USING NON-INTRUSIVE SURFACE-BASED GEOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES AT THE HANFORD NUCLEAR SITE WASHINGTON USA

    SciTech Connect

    SKORSKA MB; FINK JB; RUCKER DF; LEVITT MT

    2010-12-02

    Historical records from the Department of Energy Hanford Nuclear Reservation (in eastern WA) indicate that ruptures in buried waste transfer pipelines were common between the 1940s and 1980s, which resulted in unplanned releases (UPRs) of tank: waste at numerous locations. A number of methods are commercially available for the detection of active or recent leaks, however, there are no methods available for the detection of leaks that occurred many years ago. Over the decades, leaks from the Hanford pipelines were detected by visual observation of fluid on the surface, mass balance calculations (where flow volumes were monitored), and incidental encounters with waste during excavation or drilling. Since these detection methods for historic leaks are so limited in resolution and effectiveness, it is likely that a significant number of pipeline leaks have not been detected. Therefore, a technology was needed to detect the specific location of unknown pipeline leaks so that characterization technologies can be used to identify any risks to groundwater caused by waste released into the vadose zone. A proof-of-concept electromagnetic geophysical survey was conducted at an UPR in order to image a historical leak from a waste transfer pipeline. The survey was designed to test an innovative electromagnetic geophysical technique that could be used to rapidly map the extent of historical leaks from pipelines within the Hanford Site complex. This proof-of-concept test included comprehensive testing and analysis of the transient electromagnetic method (TEM) and made use of supporting and confirmatory geophysical methods including ground penetrating radar, magnetics, and electrical resistivity characterization (ERC). The results for this initial proof-of-concept test were successful and greatly exceeded the expectations of the project team by providing excellent discrimination of soils contaminated with leaked waste despite the interference from an electrically conductive pipe.

  13. Use of Electrical Imaging and Distributed Temperature Sensing Methods to Characterize Surface Water-Groundwater Exchange Regulating Uranium Transport at the Hanford 300 Area, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Slater, Lee; Ntarlagiannis, Dimitrios; Day-Lewis, Frederick D.; Mwakanyamale, Kisa; Versteeg, Roelof J.; Ward, Anderson L.; Strickland, Christopher E.; Johnson, Carole D.; Lane, John W.

    2010-10-31

    A critical challenge in advancing prediction of solute transport between contaminated aquifers and rivers is improving understanding of how fluctuations in river stage, combined with subsurface heterogeneity, impart spatiotemporal complexity to solute exchange along river corridors. Here, we explored the use of waterborne geoelectrical imaging, in conjunction with fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor (DTS) monitoring, to improve the conceptual model for uranium transport within the hyporheic corridor at the Hanford 300 Area. We first inverted waterborne geoelectrical (resistivity and induced polarization) datasets for distributions of electrical resistivity and polarizability, from which the spatial complexity of the primary hydrogeologic units was reconstructed. Variations in the depth to the interface between the overlying coarse-grained, high permeability Hanford formation and the underlying finer-grained, less permeable Ringold formation, an important contact that limits vertical migration of contaminants, were resolved along ~3 km of the river corridor centered on the 300 Area. Polarizability images were translated into lithologic images using established relationships between polarizability and surface area normalized to pore volume (Spor). The spatial variability captured in the geoelectrical datasets indicates that previous studies based on borehole projections and point probing overestimate the contributing area for uranium exchange within the Columbia River at the Hanford 300 Area. The DTS data recorded on 1. 5 km of cable with a 1 m spatial resolution and 5 minute sampling interval revealed sub-reaches showing (1) high temperature anomalies and, (2) a strong negative correlation between temperature and river stage, both indicative of groundwater influxes during winter months. The DTS datasets confirm the hydrologic significance of the variability identified in the geoelectrical imaging and reveal a pattern of highly focused hyporheic exchange, with

  14. The 'People Plan' Concept for Contract Closure - 12432

    SciTech Connect

    Diaz, Peter

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) first-of-a-kind closure project at the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, still has more than 3 years to run, but its contractor, Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), has already started its plans for going out of business. It will be the first contract that closes in increments and, paramount to its success, will be its ability to provide a disciplined and positive approach to release personnel while at the same time retaining personnel critical to timely and safe completion of the work scope. In May 2011, WCH produced the people plan, a program that maximizes communication and support for employees being released, provides an incentivization strategy to retain personnel to the end of their assignments, and reflects a sensitivity to the long-term goals of the contract and WCH's parent companies. The combination of all of these efforts equal one thing: treating employees with respect by providing specific information in a timely manner; respecting employees by sharing as much information as possible, as soon as possible, with as much detail as possible; and respecting each individual's ability to be in control of their next step in their life or career. The project is only in the second ORW and has 13 more before the end of the contract. That time remaining will continue to bring new challenges and unknowns, but the confidence and trust of the employees is proving to be solid. This is largely as a result of the stability provided by the people plan program. A success that can only truly be measured by the continued positive response it has already received from WCH's employees. (authors)

  15. SYSTEM PLANNING WITH THE HANFORD WASTE OPERATIONS SIMULATOR

    SciTech Connect

    CRAWFORD TW; CERTA PJ; WELLS MN

    2010-01-14

    At the U. S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State, 216 million liters (57 million gallons) of nuclear waste is currently stored in aging underground tanks, threatening the Columbia River. The River Protection Project (RPP), a fully integrated system of waste storage, retrieval, treatment, and disposal facilities, is in varying stages of design, construction, operation, and future planning. These facilities face many overlapping technical, regulatory, and financial hurdles to achieve site cleanup and closure. Program execution is ongoing, but completion is currently expected to take approximately 40 more years. Strategic planning for the treatment of Hanford tank waste is by nature a multi-faceted, complex and iterative process. To help manage the planning, a report referred to as the RPP System Plan is prepared to provide a basis for aligning the program scope with the cost and schedule, from upper-tier contracts to individual facility operating plans. The Hanford Tank Waste Operations Simulator (HTWOS), a dynamic flowsheet simulation and mass balance computer model, is used to simulate the current planned RPP mission, evaluate the impacts of changes to the mission, and assist in planning near-term facility operations. Development of additional modeling tools, including an operations research model and a cost model, will further improve long-term planning confidence. The most recent RPP System Plan, Revision 4, was published in September 2009.

  16. Microsoft Word - 090508HanfordARRAHires.docx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    For Immediate Release: Geoff Tyree, DOE May 8, 2009 (509) 376-4171, Geoff_Tyree@rl.gov DOE Announces 400 New Hanford Site Employees Hired under the Recovery Act RICHLAND, Wash. - Four hundred employees hired using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding are reporting to work at the Hanford Site and receiving training for their new jobs in environmental cleanup. They represent the first of many jobs that will be created at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington.

  17. Hanford Site by the Numbers August 2015

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Hanford Site sits on 586 square miles of desert in southeastern Washington state, adjacent to the Columbia River. From 1943 to 1987, chain reactions inside Hanford's nine nuclear reactors changed uranium's chemical composition by exposing it to extra neutrons, producing plutonium that went into nuclear weapons used during World War II and were stockpiled during the Cold War. Hanford's last reactor was shut down in 1987, but 44 years of plutonium production at the site generated millions of tons

  18. STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE The Hanford Site sits on 586-square-miles of shrub-steppe desert in southeastern Washington state. The site was created in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. Between 1943 and 1963, nine nuclear reactors were built along the banks of the Columbia River. By 1988, all nine reactors were shut down. The weapons material production mission ended in the late 1980s and Hanford's mission shifted from nuclear material production to

  19. Hanford_FinalReport_20140130

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy Hanford workers begin cleaning out historic McCluskey Room Hanford workers begin cleaning out historic McCluskey Room Addthis Description Workers have entered one of the most hazardous rooms at the Hanford Site in Washington state to begin final cleanup of a room that became known to workers over the years by the name of a worker injured there in a Cold War-era accident. The first reentry on Monday, September 8, 2014, consisted mostly surveying the room. More information:

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    January 2014 January 28, 2014 FACT SHEET: Hanford Site Cleanup Progress This fact sheet has been updated with statistics on Hanford Site cleanup progress through the end of December 2013. January 22, 2014 Massive Hanford Test Reactor Removed Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor removed from Hanford's 300 Area

  1. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2016 April 25, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet April 2016 The updated Hanford Site progress fact sheet April 05, 2016 Additional Hanford Cleanup Tours Announced Due to popular demand, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced 10 additional Hanford cleanup tours for the 2016 season. The announcement comes after the initially scheduled 15 tours filled up quickly

  2. HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 MEETING SCHEDULE Updated May 30, 2014 MEETING DATE LOCATION PHONE NUMBER # GUEST ROOMS RESERVED SHUTTLE SERVICE December 11-12, 2013 Red Lion Hanford House 802 George Washington Way Richland, Washington Phone: 509-946-7611 1-800-733-5466 15 Rooms @ $90 For Dec 10 & 11 Reserve by Nov 6 YES March 6-7, 2014 Red Lion Columbia Center 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd Kennewick, WA Phone: 509-783-0611 1-800-733-5466 15 Rooms @ $90 For Mar 5 & 6 Reserve by Feb 20 YES June 4-5, 2014 Red Lion

  3. Hanford Fun Facts - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Hanford Site consists of 586 square miles, which is about the same size as half of the state of Rhode Island There are 205 species of birds and almost 1000 species of insects found on the Hanford Site Thirty different kinds of grass is found on the Hanford Site A herd of wild horses

  4. About ORP - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    ORP Office of River Protection About ORP ORP Mission ORP Team Message from the Manager ORP Projects & Facilities Newsroom Contracts & Procurements Contact ORP About ORP Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size 'Office of River Protection' U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State is home to 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in

  5. Hanford Speakers Bureau - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Speakers Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size To request a Hanford Speakers Bureau presentation for your meeting or event, simply complete and submit this form. The Hanford Speakers Bureau can also perform remote presentations by use of SKYPE or GoToMeeting. Skype allows users to communicate with peers via video conferencing over the Internet. Video conference calls to other users within

  6. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2016 March 21, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Tour Registration Begins in April The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for the 2016 Hanford cleanup tour program April 5 at 9 a.m. on the Hanford Site website, www.hanford.gov. February 2016 February 25, 2016 Workers Remove Most Contaminated Processing Equipment from Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant Workers have finished cutting up and removing the two most highly contaminated pieces of processing equipment, called glove

  7. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2016 March 31, 2016 Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford Expands 2016 Tour Season RICHLAND, Wash. - In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open registration for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park's 2016 public tour season at the Hanford, Wash., sites on Monday, Apr March 28, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet March 2016 The updated Hanford Site progress fact sheet March 21, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Tour

  8. DOE Identifies its Preferred Alternative for Certain Hanford Tank Wastes

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing its preferred alternative for wastes contained in underground radioactive waste storage tanks evaluated in the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012). With regard to those wastes that, in the future, may be properly and legally classified as mixed transuranic waste (mixed TRU waste). DOE's preferred alternative is to retrieve, treat, package, and characterize and certify the wastes for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, a geologic repository for the disposal of mixed TRU waste generated by atomic energy defense activities.

  9. Hanford Cleanup... Restore the Columbia River Corridor Transition the Central Plateau Prepare and Plan for the End State

    SciTech Connect

    Klein, Keith A.

    2006-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State was established during World War II to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project. In 1989, Hanford's mission changed to cleanup and closure; today the site is engaged in one of the world's largest and most aggressive programs to clean up radioactive and hazardous wastes. The size and complexity of Hanford's environmental problems are made even more challenging by the overlapping technical, political, regulatory, financial and cultural issues associated with the cleanup. The physical challenges at the Hanford Site are daunting. More than 50 million gallons of liquid radioactive waste in 177 underground storage tanks; 2,300 tons of spent nuclear fuel;12 tons of plutonium in various forms; 25 million cubic feet of buried or stored solid waste; 270 billion gallons of groundwater contaminated above drinking-water standards spread out over about 80 square miles; more than 1,700 waste sites; and approximately 500 contaminated facilities. With a workforce of approximately 7,000 and a budget of about $1.8 billion dollars this fiscal year, Hanford cleanup operations are expected to be complete by 2035, at a cost of $60 billion dollars. (authors)

  10. Microsoft Word - EIR-11572- Area 3 Closure Plan-9-25-07.doc

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    ... 1999); Hanford, Washington (DOE, 1999b); and the Savannah River Site, Georgia (Burns, 1999). ... Plant water is extracted from the vegetation samples by room temperature vacuum ...

  11. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/089.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    9 From: Karen Randolph Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 January 14, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: This letter is in response to your Hanford Advisory Board letter of advice regarding openness at Hanford, Advice Letter #89 to John Wagoner, RL Manager, and Ralph Lightner, DOE Headquarters, dated December 4, 1998. We appreciate your support for the Hanford Openness Workshops' (HOW) recommendations to the DOE Richland Operations Office

  12. Hanford Advisory Board Guidelines for Public Comment at Board Meetings

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Guidelines for Public Comment at Board Meetings Welcome to this Hanford Advisory Board meeting. The Board appreciates this opportunity to hear your views and comments on Hanford cleanup activities. Your comments will be summarized in the Board meeting minutes. Board meetings are also routinely audio-recorded. If you wish, you may at any time provide written comments to the Board at: Hanford Advisory Board c/o EnviroIssues Hanford Project Office 713 Jadwin #3 Richland, Washington 99352

  13. Hanford facility dangerous waste permit application, general information portion. Revision 3

    SciTech Connect

    Sonnichsen, J.C.

    1997-08-21

    Part B permit application documentation has been, or is anticipated to be, submitted. Documentation for treatment, storage, and/or disposal units undergoing closure, or for units that are, or are anticipated to be, dispositioned through other options, will continue to be submitted by the Permittees in accordance with the provisions of the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. However, the scope of the General Information Portion includes information that could be used to discuss operating units, units undergoing closure, or units being dispositioned through other options. Both the General Information and Unit-Specific portions of the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit Application address the contents of the Part B permit application guidance documentation prepared by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with additional information needs defined by revisions of Washington Administrative Code 173-303 and by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments. Documentation contained in the General Information Portion is broader in nature and could be used by multiple treatment, storage, and/or disposal units (i.e., either operating units, units undergoing closure, or units being dispositioned through other options).

  14. EIS-0391: Notice of Preferred Alternative

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

  15. EIS-0391: Record of Decision

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

  16. EA-1707: Revised Draft Environmental Assessment

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and Solid Waste Landfill, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

  17. EA-1707: Draft Environmental Assessment

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Closure of Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill and Solid Waste Landfill, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

  18. Press Releases - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Newsroom Press Releases Newsroom Press Releases Media Contacts Photo Gallery The Hanford Story Hanford Blog Hanford YouTube Channel

  19. Tri-Party Agreement U.S. Department of Energy Washington State Department of Ecology

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    U.S. Department of Energy Washington State Department of Ecology U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STATE OF THE HANFORD SITE Invitation to Participate in Open House Is your organization involved or interested in the cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state? The Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies (U.S. Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) invite you to participate in this year's State of the Hanford

  20. Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree October 6, 2014 - 12:00pm Addthis At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks. At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks. One of the Department of

  1. Outreach - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tribal Program Hanford Advisory Board Hanford Site Tours Hanford Speakers Bureau FOIA Reading Room Hanford For Students Administrative Record (AR) Outreach Email Email Page |...

  2. Hanford Video - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tags Search Search Popular Keywords: B Reactor CHPRC Chu Cleanup Cold War Cold War Patriots Day DOE office of river protection ERDF Fire Hanford ORP Press Conference Recovery Richland Safety Steven Chu Video WCH demolition department of energy environmental explosive management nuclear projects stack tank farms technology training waste

  3. 300 Area waste acid treatment system closure plan. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    1996-03-01

    This section provides a description of the Hanford Site, identifies the proposed method of 300 Area Waste Acid Treatment System (WATS) closure, and briefly summarizes the contents of each chapter of this plan.

  4. EA-1915: Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland,

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Washington | Department of Energy 15: Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington EA-1915: Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Summary The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the local economic development organization, the Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), a DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization. TRIDEC has requested the transfer of land located

  5. SECONDARY WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR HANFORD EARLY LOW ACTIVITY WASTE VITRIFICATION

    SciTech Connect

    UNTERREINER BJ

    2008-07-18

    More than 200 million liters (53 million gallons) of highly radioactive and hazardous waste is stored at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The DOE's Hanford Site River Protection Project (RPP) mission includes tank waste retrieval, waste treatment, waste disposal, and tank farms closure activities. This mission will largely be accomplished by the construction and operation of three large treatment facilities at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP): (1) a Pretreatment (PT) facility intended to separate the tank waste into High Level Waste (HLW) and Low Activity Waste (LAW); (2) a HLW vitrification facility intended to immobilize the HLW for disposal at a geologic repository in Yucca Mountain; and (3) a LAW vitrification facility intended to immobilize the LAW for shallow land burial at Hanford's Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF). The LAW facility is on target to be completed in 2014, five years prior to the completion of the rest of the WTP. In order to gain experience in the operation of the LAW vitrification facility, accelerate retrieval from single-shell tank (SST) farms, and hasten the completion of the LAW immobilization, it has been proposed to begin treatment of the low-activity waste five years before the conclusion of the WTP's construction. A challenge with this strategy is that the stream containing the LAW vitrification facility off-gas treatment condensates will not have the option of recycling back to pretreatment, and will instead be treated by the Hanford Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF). Here the off-gas condensates will be immobilized into a secondary waste form; ETF solid waste.

  6. Hanford quarterly seismic monitoring report 96C

    SciTech Connect

    Reidel, S.P.

    1996-09-24

    Seismic monitoring at the Hanford Site was established in 1969 by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) under a contract with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. In 1975 the University of Washington assumed responsibility for and expanded the network. In 1979 the Basalt Waste Isolation Program (BWIP) became responsible for collecting seismic data for the site as part of site characterization. Rockwell International Operations followed by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), Geosciences Group, operated the local network and were the contract technical advisors for the Eastern Washington Regional Network operated by the University of Washington. Funding ended for BWIP in December 1988. Seismic Monitoring and the University of Washington contract was then transferred WHC`s Environmental Division. Seismic Monitoring is currently assigned to WHC`s Hanford Technical Services (HTS), part of the Environmental Division. The Seismic Monitoring Analysis and Repair Team (SMART) operates, maintains, and analyzes data from the Hanford Seismic Network (HSN), extending the site historical seismic database and fulfilling U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office requirements and orders. The Seismic Monitoring Analysis and Repair Team also maintains the Eastern Washington Regional Network (EWRN). The University of Washington uses the data from the EWRN and other seismic networks in the Northwest to provide the SMART with necessary regional input for the seismic hazards analysis at the Hanford Site.

  7. An Application of the SSHAC Level 3 Process to the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Facilities at the Hanford Site, Eastern Washington, USA

    SciTech Connect

    Coppersmith , Kevin J.; Bommer, Julian J.; Bryce, Robert W.; Mcduffie, Stephen M.; Lisle, Greg A.

    2013-08-22

    Under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric utility Energy Northwest, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is conducting a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) within the framework of a SSHAC Level 3 procedure (Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee; Budnitz et al., 1997). Specifically, the project is being conducted following the guidelines and requirements specified in NUREG-2117 (USNRC, 2012b) and consistent with approach given in the American Nuclear Standard ANSI/ANS-2.29-2008 Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis. The collaboration between DOE and Energy Northwest is spawned by the needs of both organizations for an accepted PSHA with high levels of regulatory assurance that can be used for the design and safety evaluation of nuclear facilities. DOE committed to this study after performing a ten-year review of the existing PSHA, as required by DOE Order 420.1C. The study will also be used by Energy Northwest as a basis for fulfilling the NRC’s 10CFR50.54(f) requirement that the western US nuclear power plants conduct PSHAs in conformance with SSHAC Level 3 procedures. The study was planned and is being carried out in conjunction with a project Work Plan, which identifies the purpose of the study, the roles and responsibilities of all participants, tasks and their associated schedules, Quality Assurance (QA) requirements, and project deliverables. New data collection and analysis activities are being conducted as a means of reducing the uncertainties in key inputs to the PSHA. It is anticipated that the results of the study will provide inputs to the site response analyses at multiple nuclear facility sites within the Hanford Site and at the Columbia Generating Station.

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 26, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Recovery Act Funds Expand Groundwater Treatment at Hanford Site Workers at the Hanford Site have surpassed goals for drilling wells to detect and remove ...

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2013 October 31, 2013 FACT SHEET: Hanford Site Cleanup Progress This fact sheet has been updated with statistics on Hanford Site cleanup progress through the end of September 2013.

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2015 July 13, 2015 Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet - May 2015 This is a DOE fact sheet with the latest statistics on Hanford Site cleanup progress through the end of May 2015

  11. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2016 November 03, 2016 Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern

  12. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2016 November 03, 2016 Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in southeastern

  13. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2016 April 05, 2016 Additional Hanford Cleanup Tours Announced Due to popular demand, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced 10 additional Hanford cleanup tours for the 2016 season

  14. December 12, 2013 Webinar - The Use of Graded Approach in Hanford...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    December 12, 2013 Webinar - The Use of Graded Approach in Hanford Vadose Zone Modeling Alaa H. Aly (CHPRCINTERA) & Dibakar Goswami ( Washington State Department of Ecology) ...

  15. file://L:\\DOE-hanford.gov\\public\\boards\\hab\\advice\\advice29.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    stakeholders as it prepares any decisions that consider sending wastes or special nuclear materials to the Hanford Site. We also urge the Washington State Department of Ecology and...

  16. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/100-2.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Michael F. Gearheard Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 November 10, 1999 Dear Ms Reeves: Thank you for the...

  17. file://L:\\DOE-hanford.gov\\public\\boards\\hab\\advice\\advice102...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Chair Hanford Advisory Board cc: Carolyn Huntoon, Department of Energy Headquarters Wade Ballard, Deputy Designated Federal Official The Oregon and Washington Congressional...

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2009 October 30, 2009 Backgrounder on Reporting Hanford Job Creation Recovery Act job creation figures for the Hanford Site that are posted on recovery.gov and www.hanford.gov/recovery are different. They are counting different things. This backgrounder explains the different ways jobs creation is being tracked and reported. October 29, 2009 Vit Plant's Pretreatment Facility Expands Interior Installations The Pretreatment (PT) Facility at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization

  19. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2009 September 30, 2009 Hanford Workers Resume Cleanup of 200 North Area of the Hanford Site Hanford Workers Resume Cleanup of 200 North Area of the Hanford Site September 30, 2009 Photos of 200 North area building demolition Photos of 200 North area building demolition September 28, 2009 Cleanup of Soil Under K East Basin Begins Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company has begun cleaning up soil underneath the former location of the K East Basin, near the Columbia River.

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2010 July 30, 2010 Hanford Vitrification Plant Project begins complicated cooling panel installations Earlier this month, crews at the Hanford Vitrification Plant began a series of complicated cooling panel installations in the Low-Activity Waste Vitrification (LAW) Facility. July 27, 2010 Update on Recovery Act Spending and Work at Hanford A fact sheet showing Recovery Act funding spent to date and a list of major Hanford projects that have been funded and completed has been updated. July

  1. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2012 April 25, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: DOE Announces Intent to Extend Hanford Site Contract Five-Year Extension Planned for Cleanup Contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company April 18, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Sixth Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public Chapter Covers History and Cleanup of Most Hazardous Facility at Hanford April 17, 2012 FACT SHEET: Plutonium Finishing Plant Vault Complex Demolition Complete One of Hanford's highest security facilities April 12, 2012 FACT SHEET:

  2. TANK FARM RETRIEVAL LESSONS LEARNED AT THE HANFORD SITE

    SciTech Connect

    DODD RA

    2008-01-22

    One of the environmental remediation challenges facing the nation is the retrieval and permanent disposal of approximately 90 million gallons of radioactive waste stored in underground tanks at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The Hanford Site is located in southeastern Washington State and stores roughly 60 percent of this waste. An estimated 53 million gallons of high-level, transuranic, and low-level radioactive waste is stored underground in 149 single-shell tanks (SSTs) and 28 newer double-shell tanks (DSTs) at the Hanford Site. These SSTs range in size from 55,000 gallons to 1,000,000 gallon capacity. Approximately 30 million gallons of this waste is stored in SSTs. The SSTs were constructed between 1943 and 1964 and all have exceeded the nominal 20-year design life. Sixty-seven SSTs are known or suspected to have leaked an estimated 1,000,000 gallons of waste to the surrounding soil. The risk of additional SST leakage has been greatly reduced by removing more than 3 million gallons of interstitial liquids and supernatant and transferring this waste to the DST system. Retrieval of SST saltcake and sludge waste is underway to further reduce risks and stage feed materials for the Hanford Site Waste Treatment Plant. Regulatory requirements for SST waste retrieval and tank farm closure are established in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (HFFACO), better known as the TriParty Agreement, or TPA. The HFFACO was signed by the DOE, the State of Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and requires retrieval of as much waste as technically possible, with waste residues not to exceed 360 fe in 530,000 gallon or larger tanks; 30 fe in 55,000 gallon or smaller tanks; or the limit of waste retrieval technology, whichever is less. If residual waste volume requirements cannot be achieved, then HFFACO Appendix H provisions can be invoked to request Ecology and EPA approval of an

  3. Hanford Meteorological Station - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    of Energy Identification (HID) PIA, Richland Operations Office Hanford Identification (HID) PIA, Richland Operations Office Hanford Identification (HID) PIA, Richland Operations Office Hanford Identification (HID) PIA, Richland Operations Office (69.08 KB) More Documents & Publications Integrated Safety Management Workshop Registration, PIA, Idaho National Laboratory Occupational Medicine - Assistant PIA, Idaho National Laboratory Manchester Software 1099 Reporting PIA, Idaho National

  4. Photo Gallery - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Washington Closure Job Creation Job Creation Waste Site Sampling Waste Site Sampling Borescope Borescope ERDF Pull Boxes ERDF Pull Boxes Super Cell 9 Winter Construction Super Cell 9 Winter Construction Cone Penetrometer Display Cone Penetrometer Display Touching Lives Touching Lives Super Cell 9 Construction Super Cell 9 Construction Super Cell 9 Super Cell 9 Cone Penetrometers Cone Penetrometers New Bulldozers New Bulldozers Subcontractor Worker Subcontractor Worker "Green"

  5. Tank Closure

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of SRS Tank Closure Program Two Tank Farms - F Area and H Area Permitted by SC as Industrial Wastewater Facilities under the Pollution Control Act Three agency Federal...

  6. Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10 Foreword After receiving the EPA comments on the Draft TC & WM EIS, the ...

  7. Hanford Speakers Bureau Presentations FY2014 - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    4 Hanford Speakers Bureau Hanford Speakers Bureau Request Form Hanford Speakers Bureau Frequently Asked Questions Why Hanford? Video Hanford Speakers Bureau Presentations FY2015...

  8. Hanford.gov Site Maintenance - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford.gov Site Maintenance Hanford.gov Site Maintenance Hanford.gov Site Maintenance Hanford.gov Site Maintenance Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size ...

  9. Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Single-Shell Tank System Closing Unit #4 The tanks and surrounding contaminated soil are one of Hanford's greatest challenges. We don't really know the full extent of the risks yet. Removing wastes from the tanks will greatly reduce the risks. An ongoing risk assessment for the SST closures will ensure the risks are below acceptable levels. How does this part of the permit differ from the usual? SSTs do not comply with regulations, so the permit requires SSTs to be closed as soon as possible.

  10. Hanford Workers Compensation Flow - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford Workers Compensation Hanford Workers Compensation Flow About Us Hanford Workers Compensation PENSER Representatives Hanford Workers Compensation Flow Compensation Claim Process Presentations Related Information Vocational Rehabilitation Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Worker's Compensation Flow - Printable Version (PDF) WC_Flowchart Share on Last Updated 02/14/2016 4:51

  11. Contact Hanford Fire Department - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Department Contact Hanford Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Hanford Fire Department Home About Hanford Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Information Hot Links to Cool Spots Contact Hanford Fire Department Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size HanfordFire@rl.gov

  12. Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Site Cleanup Tours Hanford Site Cleanup Tours Tour Registration Required Forms of ID Tour Information Tour Route Find Confirmation Seat Notification Frequently Asked Questions Media Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size This website will not function with Javascript disabled Tour Information Registration for the 2016 Hanford Site Cleanup Tours is now closed Updates for the 2017 season will be posted when available Hanford Site Cleanup Tours The

  13. Tank Farms Regulator Perspective Hanford Advisory Board

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Deborah Singleton, Project Manager Andrea L. Prignano, PhD, Permit Coordinator Nuclear Waste Program Washington State Department of Ecology February 11, 2014 What led to the modification request?  National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) inspection of Solid Waste Operating Complex on March 14-25, 2011  Four violations identified  Storage of hazardous waste without a permit  Failure to meet closure plan requirements  Failure to submit closure notices and closure plans 

  14. Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Board River and Plateau (RAP) Meeting Public Involvement Meetings Hanford Advisory Board Health, Safety, and Environmental Protection (HSEP) Committee Meeting Public Involvement...

  15. Independent Activity Report, Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC- October 2011

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Industrial Hygiene Surveillance of the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Industrial Hygiene Program Strategy and Implementation of the Hanford Concerns Council Recommendations [HIAR-ORP-2011-10-26

  16. Washington Update

    Energy.gov [DOE] (indexed site)

    The data dashboard for Washington -- SEP, a partner in the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. Washington -- SEP Data Dashboard (300.19 KB) More Documents & Publications Santa Barbara County, California Data Dashboard Kansas City Data Dashboard Massachusetts -- SEP Data Dashboard

    Summary of data reported by Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner Washington -- SEP. Washington -- SEP Summary of Reported Data (1.74 MB) More Documents & Publications Bainbridge Island Summary of

  17. Washington Update

    Energy Saver

    Washington Recovery Act State Memo Washington Recovery Act State Memo Washington State has substantial natural resources, including biomass, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)is making a meaningful down payment on the nation's energy and environmental future. The Recovery Act investments in Washington are supporting a broad range of clean energy projects from energy efficiency and the smart grid to wind, biomass, and geothermal, as well

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2009 May 12, 2009 DOE Issues Notice to Proceed to Mission Support Contractor Today, the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office issued a Notice to Proceed to Mission Support Alliance, LLC, and the contractor is now authorized to begin mission support work at the Hanford Site. May 08, 2009 First 400 Hired with Recovery Act Funding at Hanford Four hundred employees hired using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding are reporting to work at the Hanford Site and receiving

  19. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2010 October 29, 2010 PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of Hanford workers demolishing more than six football fields worth of concrete at K West 380,000 square feet of concrete structures demolished October 29, 2010 PRESS RELEASE: TPA Agencies Sign On For Major Changes Governing Hanford's Central Plateau Agencies Agree To Integration of Soil, Facility, and Groundwater Cleanup Milestones at Hanford October 28, 2010 Contractor Recovery Act Update This newsletter is published by CH2M HILL Plateau

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2011 March 25, 2011 TPA Agencies Hold Regional Hanford Meetings Seattle and Portland Dates Set To Discuss Hanford Cleanup March 17, 2011 PHOTOS: Records storage building dedicated at Hanford March 17, 2011 GRAPHIC: Turnover of WTP facilities to operations, color-coded by year. March 04, 2011 VIDEO: Explosive demolition takes down two 250-foot tall stacks and three 90-foot tall air filtration buildings by the 284 East Power House. March 04, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Latest 200 Area Demolition

  1. Hanford Event Calendar

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Event Calendar 12/05/2016 Public Comment Period: Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis for the REDOX Complex <p>The Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies &ndash; the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington State Department of Ecology &ndash; are seeking public input on an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Reduction-Oxidation (REDOX) Complex located in the 200 West Area of the Hanford

  2. Hanford Workers Compensation - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    at the Hanford Site, the Department of Energy (DOE) wants to hear from you. Our mission is to improve communication among DOE, DOE's third party administrator, Penser...

  3. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    has posted on its website a report on its independent inspection of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program (Released June 2, 2010) June 02, 2010 Inspection...

  4. Hanford Fire Department - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The other services provided to Hanford Site contractors include functional testing and preventive and corrective maintenance of installed, automatic life safety fire detection and ...

  5. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2010 September 28, 2010 PHOTO GALLERY: See progress to construct the 200 West pump and treat system at Hanford. Steel is on the rise at the construction site of the 200 West Groundwater Treatment System. Check out these photos of a 100-ton crane hoisting the first structural steel for what will become Hanford's largest pump-and-treat system to date. September 27, 2010 Hanford Firefighters Bring 2010 Fire Season To A Close This year, Hanford firefighters fought 31 fires that burned a

  6. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2011 February 28, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: TPA Agencies To Hold "State of the Site" Meetings Richland, Seattle, and Portland Dates Set To Discuss Hanford Cleanup February 24, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Online Registration Dates Set for 2011 Hanford Tours Numerous Tours of both the Hanford Site and the B Reactor Continue in 2011 February 23, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Major Recovery Act Project Completed at Hanford -- Super Cells 9 and 10 Two New Super Cells Go Into Service To Accept Contaminated

  7. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2014 May 29, 2014 FACT SHEET: Workers' Compensation Overview of the program for compensating Hanford Site workers for injuries on the job. May 23, 2014 FACT SHEET: Hanford Cleanup Progress Fact Sheet Check the stats on Hanford cleanup and read about where we are in the decades-long effort to remediate the Hanford Site. May 15, 2014 VIDEO: Boosting Treatment Capacity at Pump and Treat Facility Upgrades at 200 West Pump and Treat Facility will allow DOE and CH2M HILL to treat more contaminated

  8. Energy Secretary Chu, EPA Administrator Jackson, Washington State Governor

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Gregoire and Oregon Governor Kulongoski Join Elected Officials in Announcing Agreement on New Commitments for Hanford Cleanup | Department of Energy Chu, EPA Administrator Jackson, Washington State Governor Gregoire and Oregon Governor Kulongoski Join Elected Officials in Announcing Agreement on New Commitments for Hanford Cleanup Energy Secretary Chu, EPA Administrator Jackson, Washington State Governor Gregoire and Oregon Governor Kulongoski Join Elected Officials in Announcing Agreement

  9. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/108.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    136 Advice 108 From: Harry L. Boston Ms. Merilyn B. Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200; B1 -41 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves: RESPONSE...

  10. Hanford ETR Bulk Vitrification System - Demonstration Bulk Vitrificati...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    ... single- shell and double-shell tanks at the Hanford site near Richland, Washington. ... additives to a total of six impingement tanks that allow solid materials to be fed by ...

  11. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/102.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    WMD-062 Advice 102 From: Keith A. Klein Ms. Merilyn B. Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200: B1 -41 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves:...

  12. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/097.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    PRO-759 Advice 97 From: Keith A. Klein Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200: B1 -41 Richland, Washington 99352 September 9, 1999 Dear Ms....

  13. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/098.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    8 From: Carolyn L. Huntoon Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 September 13, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: In your letter...

  14. HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD A Site Specific Advisory Board, Chartered...

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    area for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation includes Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the demographics will take some time to assemble. The Board intends to work with the U.S. Department...

  15. Hanford Site Groundwater Monitoring for Fiscal Year 2004

    SciTech Connect

    Hartman, Mary J.; Morasch, Launa F.; Webber, William D.

    2005-03-01

    This document presents the results of groundwater and vadose zone monitoring for fiscal year 2004 (October 2003 through September 2004)on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

  16. Hanford workers begin cleaning out historic McCluskey Room

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Workers have entered one of the most hazardous rooms at the Hanford Site in Washington state to begin final cleanup of a room that became known to workers over the years by the name of a worker...

  17. Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    F - Seismicity Relocation Analyses Hanford Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis 2014 F.1 Appendix F Seismicity Relocation Analyses Final Report: High-Resolution Seismicity Study of the Yakima Fold and Thrust Belt Region, Washington Prepared by Clifford H. Thurber Department of Geoscience University of Wisconsin-Madison 1215 W. Dayton St. Madison, WI 53706 January 31, 2014 Final Report: Hanford Site-Wide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA): High-Resolution Seismicity Analysis

  18. HANFORD TANK FARM RESOURCE CONVERVATION & RECOVERY ACT (RCRA) CORRECTIVE ACTION PROGRAM

    SciTech Connect

    KRISTOFZSKI, J.G.

    2007-01-15

    As a consequence of producing special nuclear material for the nation's defense, large amounts of extremely hazardous radioactive waste was created at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in south central Washington State. A little over 50 million gallons of this waste is now stored in 177 large, underground tanks on Hanford's Central Plateau in tank farms regulated under the Atomic Energy Act and the Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act (RCRA). Over 60 tanks and associated infrastructure have released or are presumed to have released waste in the vadose zone. In 1998, DOE's Office of River Protection established the Hanford Tank Farm RCRA Corrective Action Program (RCAP) to: (1) characterize the distribution and extent of the existing vadose zone contamination; (2) determine how the contamination will move in the future; (3) estimate the impacts of this contamination on groundwater and other media; (4) develop and implement mitigative measures; and (5) develop corrective measures to be implemented as part of the final closure of the tank farm facilities. Since its creation, RCAP has made major advances in each of these areas, which will be discussed in this paper.

  19. Contaminant Release Data Package for Residual Waste in Single-Shell Hanford Tanks

    SciTech Connect

    Deutsch, William J.; Cantrell, Kirk J.; Krupka, Kenneth M.

    2007-12-01

    The Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order requires that a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation report be submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology. The RCRA Facility Investigation report will provide a detailed description of the state of knowledge needed for tank farm performance assessments. This data package provides detailed technical information about contaminant release from closed single-shell tanks necessary to support the RCRA Facility Investigation report. It was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc., which is tasked by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with tank closure. This data package is a compilation of contaminant release rate data for residual waste in the four Hanford single-shell tanks (SSTs) that have been tested (C-103, C-106, C-202, and C-203). The report describes the geochemical properties of the primary contaminants of interest from the perspective of long-term risk to groundwater (uranium, technetium-99, iodine-129, chromium, transuranics, and nitrate), the occurrence of these contaminants in the residual waste, release mechanisms from the solid waste to water infiltrating the tanks in the future, and the laboratory tests conducted to measure release rates.

  20. DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Hanford Site Occupational Medical Services- Agency Solicits Input from Industry, Stakeholders, and Workforce

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy today issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Occupational Medical Services acquisition at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.

  1. Franklin Matthias - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Franklin Matthias Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin Matthias Gilbert ...

  2. Albert Einstein - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Albert Einstein Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin Matthias Gilbert ...

  3. Gilbert Church - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Gilbert Church Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin Matthias Gilbert ...

  4. Leslie Groves - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Leslie Groves Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin Matthias Gilbert ...

  5. Glenn Seaborg - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Glenn Seaborg Hanford For Students and Kids Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin Matthias Gilbert ...

  6. Land Management - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Land Management About Us About Hanford Cleanup Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs Contact Us Land Management Email Email Page | Print Print Page |Text Increase Font Size...

  7. Environmental - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Documents Environmental Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site ...

  8. Draft Advice for the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Issue Managers Working Draft Page 1 of 19 Draft Advice for the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit (Site-Wide Permit) Background: The Draft Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit for the Treatment, Storage, and Disposal of Dangerous Waste (Permit) is the Washington State Department of Ecology's (Ecology) tool for regulating hazardous waste at Hanford. The Permit(s) establish conditions that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors must meet to protect human health and the

  9. Energy Secretary Bodman Statement on Hanford Solid Waste Settlement

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Agreement | Department of Energy Statement on Hanford Solid Waste Settlement Agreement Energy Secretary Bodman Statement on Hanford Solid Waste Settlement Agreement January 9, 2006 - 9:43am Addthis Richland, WA - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Washington have entered into a settlement agreement that will lead to a final order and the dismissal of the challenge to Hanford's Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement

  10. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/095.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 From: Carolyn L. Huntoon Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 August 9, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: In your letter of June 4, 1999, to James Owendoff, you requested that the Hanford Advisory Board (HAB) provide expert panelists to participate in the alternative financing and contracting mechanisms analysis for the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS). By Public Law 105-62, the Congress provided $35 million for external

  11. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/104.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    IPI-143 Advice # 104 From: Marla K. Marvin Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200: B1 -41 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves: HANFORD ADVISORY BOARD (HAB) CONSENSUS ADVICE #104 This letter is in response to the HAB's advice regarding openness at Hanford to Carolyn Huntoon, DOE Headquarters, Keith Klein, RL Manager, and Dick French, ORP Manager, dated February 4, 2000 (Advice Letter #104). The advice letter was a follow up to the discussion at the

  12. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2012 February 16, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Fourth Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public The "Tank Waste Cleanup" focuses on the work conducted by the Office of River Protection to retrieve, treat and ultimately dispose of the 56 million gallons of Hanford's tank waste

  13. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    December 2015 December 29, 2015 The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management Update Newsletter Spotlights River Corridor Cleanup at Hanford Site EM marks the many accomplishments the Richland Operations Office and its contractors have achieved in cleanup along the Columbia River corridor at the Hanford Site

  14. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2016 October 24, 2016 DOE Meets FY2016 Groundwater Cleanup Goals at Hanford Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site are marking another year of significant achievements in protecting the Columbia River from contaminated groundwater

  15. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2016 February 25, 2016 Workers Remove Most Contaminated Processing Equipment from Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant Workers have finished cutting up and removing the two most highly contaminated pieces of processing equipment, called glove boxes, from the Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford Site in

  16. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2016 October 24, 2016 DOE Meets FY2016 Groundwater Cleanup Goals at Hanford Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site are marking another year of significant achievements in protecting the Columbia River from contaminated groundwater. October 13, 2016 MSA Releases Rehabilitated Owl Recently, Mission Support Alliance (MSA) wildlife biologists released a rehabilitated barn owl back into the wild

  17. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2016 February 25, 2016 Workers Remove Most Contaminated Processing Equipment from Hanford Plutonium Finishing Plant Workers have finished cutting up and removing the two most highly contaminated pieces of processing equipment, called glove boxes, from the Plutonium Finishing Plant at the Hanford Site in

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2016 May 30, 2016 Registration for Additional Hanford Site Cleanup Tours Begin on June 1 Due to popularity of the Hanford Site cleanup tour, registration for 10 additional tours will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1

  19. Hanford Site sustainable development initiatives

    SciTech Connect

    Sullivan, C.T.

    1994-05-01

    Since the days of the Manhattan Project of World War II, the economic well being of the Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland) of Washington State has been tied to the US Department of Energy missions at the nearby Hanford Site. As missions at the Site changed, so did the economic vitality of the region. The Hanford Site is now poised to complete its final mission, that of environmental restoration. When restoration is completed, the Site may be closed and the effect on the local economy will be devastating if action is not taken now. To that end, economic diversification and transition are being planned. To facilitate the process, the Hanford Site will become a sustainable development demonstration project.

  20. Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program VPP Home VPP Hanford Site Champions Committee Getting Started Maintaining STAR VPP Communications VPP Conferences Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size 2013 VPPPA Outreach Award Winners VPP Committee Business Case (PDF)

  1. Department of Energy's Tribal Program - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford's Tribal Program About Us About Hanford Cleanup Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford's Tribal Program Home Hanford Cultural Resources DOE American Indian...

  2. Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Did You Know Did You Know Calendar Hanford Blog Archive Search Site Feeds Site Index Weather What's New Did You Know Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Close Did you know.... Close

  3. Hanford Reaches Recovery Act Goal for Waste Cleanup Ahead of Schedule- Workers Shipped 1,800 Cubic Meters for Treatment and Disposal

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Today, the Department of Energy Hanford Site announced it reached a cleanup goal more than two months ahead of schedule at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

  4. Hanford ARRA News - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Recovery Act of 2009 Hanford ARRA News Recovery Act of 2009 Hanford ARRA News Hanford ARRA News Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size 2010 July 26, 2010 K East Reactor Stack Taken Down (PDF) DOE and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company used Recovery Act funding to take down the stack of the K East Reactor using explosives on July 23, 2010. July 21, 2010 Helicopter Removes Aging Truck From Steep Rattlesnake Ravine (PDF) A Sikorsky S-64

  5. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2014 February 27, 2014 Registration Starts Soon for Hanford's Two Annual Public Tour Programs The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for both of its public tour programs in early March. The Hanford Site public tours focus on environmental cleanup while the B Reactor tours focus on Hanford's role in the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II. February 14, 2014 1,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from 300 Area Vault held waste tanks with contamination from

  6. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2016 March 31, 2016 Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford Expands 2016 Tour Season In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open registration for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park's 2016 public tour season at the Hanford, Wash., sites on Monday, April 4, at 8:00 a.m. March 21, 2016 Hanford Cleanup Tour Registration Begins in April The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for the 2016

  7. Hanford Natural Resource Trustee Council - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Council About Us About Hanford Cleanup Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford Natural Resource Trustee Council HNRTC Members HNRTC History & Accomplishments Contact Us Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Hanford Natural Resource Trustee Council is a collaborative working group chartered to address natural resources impacted by Hanford Site releases of hazardous substances. The objectives of the NRTC are: White Bluffs To help ensure

  8. Hanford Site Safety Standards - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Safety Standards Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site Safety Standards Hanford Hoisting and Rigging Manual DOE - ORP Contracts/Procurements DOE - RL Contracts/Procurements Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Single-Shell Tank Evaluations Deep Vadose Zone 100-F RI/FS 100-D/H Operable Units RI/FS Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Environmental Hanford Site

  9. Metropolitan Washington

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments A White House Climate Action Champions Case Study INDEX Executive Summary...............................2 Climate Action Champion.....................2 Project Spotlight.................................3-5 Co-benefits.............................................5 Challenges and Lessons Learned.........5 Resources and Contacts........................7 2 Executive Summary The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is an independent,

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 28, 2011 PHOTO GALLERY: Demolition of a Coal-Fired Power House (284W) Contractor ... September 09, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives and sets key ...

  11. Microsoft PowerPoint - HAB - Single-Shell Tank Closure April 27, 2016 Final.pptx

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Jim Alzheimer Washington State Department of Ecology Single-Shell Tank Engineer April 27, 2016 Single-Shell Tank Closure Ecology Perspective Single-Shell Tank System Closure Pieces  Tank Waste Retrieval  Closure of each SST under a component closure plan (i.e., Tier 3)  Closure of all other waste management area (WMA) components  Mitigation of vadose zone contamination  Coordination with mitigation of groundwater contamination  Coordination with other interfacing and WMA

  12. Hanford Advisory Board - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Board Hanford Advisory Board Convening Report SSAB Guidance Memorandum of Understanding Membership Nomination and Appointment Process Operating Ground Rules Calendars Advice and Responses Full Board Meeting Information Committee Meeting Information Outgoing Board Correspondence Key Board Products and Special Reports HAB Annual Report HAB and Committee Lists Points of Contact Related Links Hanford Advisory Board Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size

  13. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Richland Operations Office Newsroom News Richland Operations Office Richland Operations Office River Corridor Central Plateau Groundwater Mission Support Newsroom Press Releases News Calendar News Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size November 2016 November 03, 2016 Demolition of One of Hanford's Most Hazardous Facilities Underway Demolition is underway at the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP), one of the most hazardous buildings on the Hanford Site in

  14. Hanford Meteorological Station - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Meteorological Station Hanford Meteorological Station Real Time Met Data from Around the Site Current and Past 48 Hours HMS Observations Daily HMS Extremes in Met Data Met and Climate Data Summary Products Contacts / Hours Current NWS Forecast for the Tri-Cities NWS Windchill Chart Hanford Meteorological Station Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The HMS is operated by Mission Support Alliance for the U.S. Department of Energy. The HMS provides a

  15. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2007 February 05, 2007 U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced President Bush's $24.3 billion budget request for the DOE for FY08. U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced President Bush's $24.3 billion budget request for the DOE for FY08. February 05, 2007 Hanford Cleanup Progress Video - "A Few Good Things" - Available Hanford Cleanup Progress Video - "A Few Good Things" - Available

  16. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2009 November 24, 2009 MSNBC Story on Impact of Recovery Act Funding MSNBC recently posted an article on its website comparing how communities in Benton County, Wash., and Elkhart, Ind., are faring with Recovery Act funding going to projects in those communities, including environmental cleanup work at the Hanford Site. November 23, 2009 Vit Plant's 50-percent complete mark celebration video In October, 2009, the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Project celebrated

  17. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    December 2009 December 31, 2009 Highlights of 2009 Accomplishments: Richland Operations Office The DOE Richland Operations Office and its contractors at the Hanford Site made tremendous progress in several key cleanup categories in 2009. December 28, 2009 Photos of visit to Plutonium Finishing Plant Officials, Hanford Site employees, the media, and visitors celebrated a major accomplishment at the Plutonium Finishing Plant. Recently, workers finished moving all plutonium and reactor fuel

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2009 March 26, 2009 DOE Solicits Proposals for Workers' Compensation Administration Contract The DOE Richland Operations Office is soliciting contract proposals from companies interested in being the "third party administrator" of Hanford employee workers' compensation claims. March 18, 2009 Potential Work Scope for Recovery Funding Managers of DOE's Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office briefed tribes and the Hanford Advisory board on potential projects that

  19. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    August 2009 August 25, 2009 Mission Support Alliance begins operations at Hanford The Department of Energy's mission support contractor began operations Monday, August 24 to provide essential services to the DOE and Hanford contractors to support environmental cleanup efforts. August 25, 2009 Photos of Transition to New Mission Support Contractor The Mission Support Alliance (MSA) assumed responsibility on August 24, 2009 for providing site-wide services to the Department of Energy and its

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2010 November 26, 2010 PHOTO GALLERY: Josiah Pinkham, a cultural resource specialist with the Nez Perce tells Hanford managers about his culture. The training was part of the Richland Operations office efforts to improve cultural resource and tribal training for federal employees at Hanford. November 26, 2010 PHOTO GALLERY: American Indian Heritage Month speaker Virginia Beavert talks about teaching her native Sahaptin language. Beavert visited the Richland Operations Office to inform

  1. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    December 2010 December 22, 2010 Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives last pieces of equipment for quality control system The Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) recently received the last and most significant pieces of its autosampling system for the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. The system will ensure the glass produced by the Vit Plant meets all regulatory standards and requirements. December 21, 2010 Workers cut hole in Hanford's tank C-107 to improve waste retrieval Over the weekend

  2. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2010 April 28, 2010 Contractor Recovery Act Update: April 23, 2010 DOE Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company produces a weekly newsletter with information on environmental cleanup projects funded by the Recovery Act. April 26, 2010 Completion of 300 Area Waste Sites Meets TPA Milestone DOE met a Tri-Party Agreement milestone by completing cleanup work on 11 different waste sites at Hanford's 300 Area just north of Richland, Wash. April 23, 2010 Hanford Site to Activate Emergency

  3. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2011 October 31, 2011 VIDEO: Reusing Piping Saves Taxpayers $50,000 The Department of Energy and its contractors are on a constant hunt for innovations and practices to improve the way work is done to clean up the Hanford Site. This month, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company's soil and groundwater team answered the call. October 27, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives decontamination vessels for High-Level Waste Facility The Waste Treatment Plant received two

  4. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2011 November 23, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant receives and sets key air-filtration equipment for Low-Activity Waste Facility Last week, the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant received and placed a key piece of air-filtration equipment in the Low- Activity Waste Facility. The nearly 100-ton carbon bed adsorber is part of a complex air-filtration system that will ensure the facility's air emissions meet strict environmental regulations and requirements. November 18, 2011

  5. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    January 2012 January 30, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Chief Joseph Middle School to Host Speaker from Hanford January 31 Cameron Salony, DOE, to speak to more than 200 students about the history and cleanup of the Hanford Site and demonstrate protective equipment. January 30, 2012 PHOTO GALLERY: DOE Gives Mission Support Alliance Top Safety Award Ceremony held on January 27, 2012 January 27, 2012 DOE Gives Mission Support Alliance Top Safety Award Contractor's mission support services receive top marks

  6. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2012 June 20, 2012 NEWS RELEASE: New Chapter of Hanford Story Released "River Corridor" provides viewers with a look at the cleanup of hundreds of contaminated buildings and more than one thousand areas where soil was contaminated along the 50-mile stretch of the Columbia River that flows through the Hanford Site. June 19, 2012 Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) named DOE EM's Project of the Month June 19, 2012 FACT SHEET: Shuffling Highly Radioactive Capsules Workers recently

  7. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    August 2014 August 12, 2014 NEWS RELEASE: Contractor Removes More Than 650 Pounds of Contamination from Groundwater For a second year in a row, and four months ahead of schedule, CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company exceeded the Department of Energy's annual goal. August 11, 2014 NEWS RELEASE: Workers Creating Demolition Zone at Hanford's Plutonium Finishing Plant Over the last few weeks, the look of Hanford's main plutonium plant has changed as crews have removed or demolished eight buildings

  8. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2015 September 29, 2015 DOE-Richland contractors, programs earn safety honors All three major contractors of the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and one individual employee were recently recognized with DOE and national safety awards by the Voluntary Protection Program Participants September 29, 2015 Workers treat record amount of Hanford groundwater Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site treated a record amount of groundwater to remove

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2015 September 29, 2015 DOE-Richland Contractors, Programs Earn Safety Honors All three major contractors of the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and one individual employee were recently recognized with DOE and national safety awards. September 28, 2015 Workers Treat Record Amount of Hanford Groundwater Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site treated a record amount of groundwater to remove contamination in the last year, operating

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    September 2015 September 29, 2015 DOE-Richland Contractors, Programs Earn Safety Honors All three major contractors of the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and one individual employee were recently recognized with DOE and national safety awards. September 28, 2015 Workers Treat Record Amount of Hanford Groundwater Workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site treated a record amount of groundwater to remove contamination in the last year, operating

  11. Hanford Site Groundwater Monitoring for Fiscal Year 2002

    SciTech Connect

    Hartman, Mary J.; Morasch, Launa F.; Webber, William D.

    2003-02-28

    This report presents the results of groundwater and vadose zone monitoring and remediation for fiscal year 2002 on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Washington State. This report is written to meet the requirements in CERCLA, RCRA, the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and Washington State Administrative Code.

  12. AN INTEGRATED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEM AT HANFORD

    SciTech Connect

    JOHNSON AR; CAUDILL JG; GIDDINGS RF; RODRIGUEZ JM; ROOS RC; WILDE JW

    2010-02-11

    In 1999 an integrated biological control system was instituted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site. Successes and changes to the program needed to be communicated to a large and diverse mix of organizations and individuals. Efforts at communication are directed toward the following: Hanford Contractors (Liquid or Tank Waste, Solid Waste, Environmental Restoration, Science and Technology, Site Infrastructure), General Hanford Employees, and Hanford Advisory Board (Native American Tribes, Environmental Groups, Local Citizens, Washington State and Oregon State regulatory agencies). Communication was done through direct interface meetings, individual communication, where appropriate, and broadly sharing program reports. The objectives of the communication efforts was to have the program well coordinated with Hanford contractors, and to have the program understood well enough that all stakeholders would have confidence in the work performed by the program to reduce or elimated spread of radioactive contamination by biotic vectors. Communication of successes and changes to an integrated biological control system instituted in 1999 at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site have required regular interfaces with not only a diverse group of Hanford contractors (i.e., those responsible for liquid or tank waste, solid wastes, environmental restoration, science and technology, and site infrastructure), and general Hanford employees, but also with a consortium of designated stake holders organized as the Hanford Advisory Board (i.e., Native American tribes, various environmental groups, local citizens, Washington state and Oregon regulatory agencies, etc.). Direct interface meetings, individual communication where appropriate, and transparency of the biological control program were the methods and outcome of this effort.

  13. Demolishing Decay at the Hanford Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Check out this epic demolition video from the Hanford Site in Washington state. But its more than just great footage -- this represents important progress in the cleanup of the environmental legacy of one of America's most famous scientific undertakings -- the Manhattan Project.

  14. Hanford Communities Issue Briefing on Tank Farms

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Department of Energy Office of River Protection representatives Stacy Charboneau (Deputy Manager) and Tom Fletcher (Tank Farms Assistant Manager) and Washington State Department of Ecology's Suzanne Dahl (Tank Waste Section Manager) discuss Hanford's complex tank waste retrieval mission with members of the community.

  15. Hanford Treats Groundwater Ahead of Schedule

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    RICHLAND, Wash. – EM’s Richland Operations Office and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) are ahead of schedule in meeting EM's annual goals for treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford site in southeast Washington state.

  16. Hanford facility dangerous waste permit application

    SciTech Connect

    1991-09-18

    This document, Set 2, the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Part B Permit Application, consists of 15 chapters that address the content of the Part B checklists prepared by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology 1987) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR 270), with additional information requirements mandated by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 and revisions of WAC 173-303. For ease of reference, the Washington State Department of Ecology checklist section numbers, in brackets, follow the chapter headings and subheadings. This permit application contains umbrella- type'' documentation with overall application to the Hanford Facility. This documentation is broad in nature and applies to all TSD units that have final status under the Hanford Facility Permit.

  17. 2010 River Corridor Closure Contractor Revegetation and Mitigation Monitoring Report

    SciTech Connect

    C. T. Lindsey, A. L. Johnson

    2010-09-30

    This report documents eh status of revegetation projects and natural resources mitigation efforts conducted for remediated waste sites and other activities associated with CERLA cleanup of National Priorities List waste sites at Hanford. This report contains vegetation monitoring data that were collected in the spring and summer of 2010 from the River Corridor Closure Contract’s revegetation and mitigation areas on the Hanford Site.

  18. 2011 River Corridor Closure Contractor Revegetation and Mitigation Monitoring Report

    SciTech Connect

    West, W. J.; Lucas, J. G.; Gano, K. A.

    2011-11-14

    This report documents the status of revegetation projects and natural resources mitigation efforts conducted for remediated waste sites and other activities associated with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 cleanup of National Priorities List waste sites at Hanford. This report contains the vegetation monitoring data that was collected in the spring and summer of 2011 from the River Corridor Closure Contractor’s revegetation and mitigation areas on the Hanford Site.

  19. Duct closure

    DOEpatents

    Vowell, Kennison L.

    1987-01-01

    A closure for an inclined duct having an open upper end and defining downwardly extending passageway. The closure includes a cap for sealing engagement with the open upper end of the duct. Associated with the cap are an array of vertically aligned plug members, each of which has a cross-sectional area substantially conforming to the cross-sectional area of the passageway at least adjacent the upper end of the passageway. The plug members are interconnected in a manner to provide for free movement only in the plane in which the duct is inclined. The uppermost plug member is attached to the cap means and the cap means is in turn connected to a hoist means which is located directly over the open end of the duct.

  20. Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG) - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Wide Programs Beryllium Program Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG) About Us Beryllium Program Beryllium Program Points of Contact Beryllium Facilities & Areas Beryllium Program Information Hanford CBDPP Committee Beryllium FAQs Beryllium Related Links Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG) Program Performance Assessments Beryllium Program Feedback Beryllium Health Advocates Primary Contractors/Employers Medical Testing and Surveillance Facilities General Resources Email

  1. 2101-M pond closure plan. Volume 1, Revision 2

    SciTech Connect

    Izatt, R. D.; Lerch, R. E.

    1993-06-01

    This document describes activities for the closure of a surface impoundment (2101-M Pond) at the Hanford Site. The 2101-H Pond was initially constructed in 1953 to serve as a drainage collection area for the 2101-H Building. (Until the Basalt Waste Isolation Project (BWIP) Laboratory was constructed in the 2101-M Building in 1979--1981, the only source contributing discharge to the pond was condensate water from the 2101-H Building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The drains for the BWIP Laboratory rooms were plumbed into a 4-in., cast-iron, low-pressure drain pipe that carries waste water from the HVAC system to the pond. During the active life of the BWIP Laboratory, solutions of dissolved barium in groundwater samples were discharged to the 2101-M Pond via the laboratory drains. As a result of the discharges, a Part A permit application was initially submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) in August 1986 which designates the 2101-M Pond as a surface impoundment.

  2. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/075.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    5 From: George H. Sanders 97-EAP-712 Mr. Chuck Clarke Regional Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 1200 Sixth Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101 Mr. Tom Fitzsimmons. Director State of Washington Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47600 Olympia. Washington 98504 Dear Messrs. Clarke and Fitzsimmons: RESPONSE TO BOARD CONSENSUS ADVICE #75, ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION DISPOSAL FACILITY (ERDF) EXPANSION SEPTEMBER 5, 1997 Enclosed is a proposed joint response to a Hanford Advisory

  3. Programmatic agreement among the USDOE/RL Operations Office, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the WA State Historic Preservation Office for the maintenance, deactivation, alteration and demolition of the built environment on the Hanford Site, Washington

    SciTech Connect

    Lloyd, D.W.

    1997-08-01

    This Programmatic Agreement (PA) addresses the built environment (i.e., buildings and structures) constructed during the Manhattan Project and Cold War Era periods of Hanford`s operational history. As such it encompasses the years 1943 through 1990. The identification, evaluation, and treatment of buildings and historic archeological remains on the Hanford Site predating 1943 will be accomplished through Sections 800.4 through 800.6 of the Council`s regulations. This PA will be in effect from the date of signature until September 30, 2000. Completion of the Sitewide Treatment Plan established under this PA satisfies all Section 106 requirements for identification, evaluation, and treatment necessary for all undertakings, up to and including demolition which may affect Manhattan Project and Cold War Era properties. This PA may be extended if the Sitewide Treatment Plan has not been completed by the end of FY 2000. Identification, evaluation, and treatment of properties constructed on the Hanford Site after 1990 will be handled pursuant to the regulations in effect at the time such properties are eligible for review.

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOCHEMICAL MODEL FOR URANIUM TRANSPORT IN THE UNSATURATED AND SATURATED SEDIMENTS AT THE 200 WEST AREA OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HANFORD SITE WASHINGTON (SEPTEMBER 2004)

    SciTech Connect

    ADAMS SC; PETERSEN SW

    2010-03-24

    Final Deliverable under GWP-HQ-LMT-02 contract for Hanford Sci. & Tech. Gp. to BHI. The scope of work covered laboratory analyses and gephysical logging for 299-W19-43 near the 200 West U Plant. Other isotopic analyses were conducted for holes around 216-U-1&2, including U-236.

  5. 303-K Storage Facility closure plan. Revision 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-12-15

    Recyclable scrap uranium with zircaloy-2 and copper silicon alloy, uranium-titanium alloy, beryllium/zircaloy-2 alloy, and zircaloy-2 chips and fines were secured in concrete billets (7.5-gallon containers) in the 303-K Storage Facility, located in the 300 Area. The beryllium/zircaloy-2 alloy and zircaloy-2 chips and fines are designated as mixed waste with the characteristic of ignitability. The concretion process reduced the ignitability of the fines and chips for safe storage and shipment. This process has been discontinued and the 303-K Storage Facility is now undergoing closure as defined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Dangerous Waste Regulations, WAC 173-303-040. This closure plan presents a description of the 303-K Storage Facility, the history of materials and waste managed, and the procedures that will be followed to close the 303-K Storage Facility. The 303-K Storage Facility is located within the 300-FF-3 (source) and 300-FF-5 (groundwater) operable units, as designated in the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement) (Ecology et al. 1992). Contamination in the operable units 300-FF-3 and 300-FF-5 is scheduled to be addressed through the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 remedial action process. Therefore, all soil remedial action at the 304 Facility will be conducted as part of the CERCLA remedial action of operable units 300-FF-3 and 300-FF-5.

  6. Hanford Employee Recreation Organization - HERO - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Organization About Us About Hanford Cleanup Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs HERO Home All HDC Discounts (PDF) For Current and Retired Employees Only Contact Us Hanford Employee Recreation Organization - HERO Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Travel The Hanford Employee Recreation Organization (HERO) is a nonprofit organization maintained for the employees of the following companies: Mission Support Alliance (MSA), CH2M Hill Plateau

  7. Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Documents Documents Hanford Site Cleanup Completion Framework Tri-Party Agreement Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Hanford Site Budget Hanford Site Safety Standards DOE - ORP Contracts/Procurements DOE - RL Contracts/Procurements Integrated Waste Feed Delivery Plan Single-Shell Tank Evaluations Deep Vadose Zone 100-F RI/FS 100-D/H Operable Units RI/FS Sitewide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis Environmental Hanford Site Cleanup

  8. Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Site Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Private Tours Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Since each tour for governmental officials, regulatory agencies, or aides requires individual planning, please contact the appropriate Department of Energy staff member listed below to discuss the Site tour that would best fit your needs. In

  9. Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Site Tours Hanford Tour Restrictions Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs Hanford Private Tours Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Tribal Affairs is staffed by officials with the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office. Since each tour for tribal leaders is different and requires individual planning, please contact the Department of Energy staff members listed below to

  10. VPP Hanford Site Champions Committee - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Champions Committee Hanford Site Voluntary Protection Program VPP Home VPP Hanford Site Champions Committee Who We Are Annual Reports Assessments Getting Started Maintaining STAR VPP Communications VPP Conferences VPP Hanford Site Champions Committee Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size VPP Hanford Site Champions Committee VPP Committee VPP Champions Committee Charter (PDF) Business Case (PDF) VPP Champions Committee Roster (PDF) Share on

  11. Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL), in compliance with the 'Tri-Party Agreement Databases, Access Mechanism and Procedures' document, DOE/RL-93-69, Revision 5; set forth the requirements for access to the Hanford Site

  12. Hanford Story: Groundwater - Questions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The Hanford Story Hanford Story: Groundwater - Questions The Hanford Story Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size How did contamination get into the groundwater beneath the Hanford Site? What has caused the level of contamination to decrease over the years? What is the 2015 vision for Hanford? What is the goal of the water treatment systems and facilities? What is being done to treat groundwater to remove contamination? Is contaminated groundwater

  13. Accelerating cleanup: Paths to closure

    SciTech Connect

    Edwards, C.

    1998-06-30

    This document was previously referred to as the Draft 2006 Plan. As part of the DOE`s national strategy, the Richland Operations Office`s Paths to Closure summarizes an integrated path forward for environmental cleanup at the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site underwent a concerted effort between 1994 and 1996 to accelerate the cleanup of the Site. These efforts are reflected in the current Site Baseline. This document describes the current Site Baseline and suggests strategies for further improvements in scope, schedule and cost. The Environmental Management program decided to change the name of the draft strategy and the document describing it in response to a series of stakeholder concerns, including the practicality of achieving widespread cleanup by 2006. Also, EM was concerned that calling the document a plan could be misconstrued to be a proposal by DOE or a decision-making document. The change in name, however, does not diminish the 2006 vision. To that end, Paths to Closure retains a focus on 2006, which serves as a point in time around which objectives and goals are established.

  14. 300 Area waste acid treatment system closure plan

    SciTech Connect

    LUKE, S.N.

    1999-05-17

    The Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit Application is considered to be a single application organized into a General Information Portion (document number DOERL-91-28) and a Unit-Specific Portion. The scope of the Unit-Specific Portion includes closure plan documentation submitted for individual, treatment, storage, and/or disposal units undergoing closure, such as the 300 Area Waste Acid Treatment System. Documentation contained in the General Information Portion is broader in nature and could be used by multiple treatment, storage, and/or disposal units (e.g., the glossary provided in the General Information Portion). Whenever appropriate, 300 Area Waste Acid Treatment System documentation makes cross-reference to the General Information Portion, rather than duplicating text. This 300 Area Waste Acid Treatment System Closure Plan (Revision 2) includes a Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit Application, Part A, Form 3. Information provided in this closure plan is current as of April 1999.

  15. Beryllium Program - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Program About Us About Hanford Cleanup Hanford History Hanford Site Wide Programs Beryllium Program Beryllium Program Points of Contact Beryllium Facilities & Areas Beryllium Program Information Hanford CBDPP Committee Beryllium FAQs Beryllium Related Links Hanford Beryllium Awareness Group (BAG) Program Performance Assessments Beryllium Program Feedback Beryllium Health Advocates Primary Contractors/Employers Medical Testing and Surveillance Facilities General Resources Contact Us Beryllium

  16. Hanford Advisory Board Hanford Update

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    New Occupational Medicine Contract Presented to the HAB-HSEP by Darius Slade, Health Systems Specialist DOE-RL-AMMS-ISI D010813-2 Hanford's New Occupational Medicine Contract Agenda  Who is the new Medical Contractor?  What services are offered?  Are there any changes in the new contract that may be different from the previous contract?  Questions? D010813-3 Hanford's New Occupational Medicine Contract Who is the New Contractor?  HPM Corporation (HPMC)  The sub-contractor

  17. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2009 June 23, 2009 Excavating Hanford's K East Basin New photos of excavation of K East Basin Contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company is excavating the K East Basin and is down to the floor of the basin itself (about 20 feet below the surface). June 18, 2009 AP story on Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant This Associated Press story ran on a number of national media outlets today, highlighting the work effort at the Office of River Protection and the Waste Treatment Plant. The article

  18. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    August 2011 August 31, 2011 VIDEO: Transfer line work nears completion at Hanford's SY Tank Farm Work is finishing up on eight waste transfer lines in Hanford's SY Tank Farm. Roughly 765 linear feet of pipe have been replaced which carry waste from underground storage tanks in 200 West to the new Waste Treatment Plant (WTP). August 29, 2011 News Coverage: B Reactor legislation being written Rep. Doc Hastings said at an event at the B Reactor that he is planning to introduce legislation to create

  19. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    December 2012 December 20, 2012 DOE Awards Hanford Site Law Enforcement Contract to Benton County The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to the Benton County Sheriff's Office in Kennewick, Wash., to provide law enforcement services at the DOE Hanford Site. The contract has a five-year period of performance, consisting of a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods and an approximate total value of $5 million. December 18, 2012 Office of River Protection

  20. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    July 2012 July 25, 2012 Vit Plant employees work 12 million hours without a day-away-from-work injury Employees working on the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant have worked more than 12 million hours without a day away from work due to an injury. July 16 marked two years since the last injury involving a day away from work. July 13, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: First of Hanford's Highly Radioactive Sludge Moved Away from River Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from

  1. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2013 May 30, 2013 PHOTOS: U.S. Senator Patty Murray Visits Hanford Facility Senator Patty Murray visited the Hanford Site on May 30, 2013. One of the stops on her tour was the 200 West Pump and Treat System. May 13, 2013 Press Release: Workers Exceed Goal for Removing Groundwater Contamination Contractor CH2M HILL Platea Remediation Company has removed more than 500 pounds of hexavalent chromium from groundwater along the Columbia River six months ahead of schedule. May 09, 2013 PHOTOS:

  2. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2015 April 22, 2015 New public tour to focus on Hanford historic sites The history of Hanford Site lands prior to the Manhattan Project will be the focus of a new public tour program offered by the U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office. The program will run from May to October of 2015 and will include April 20, 2015 Last of pencil tank assemblies removed from Plutonium Finishing Plant More than 50 pencil tank assemblies - some two stories tall - contaminated with chemical

  3. 3718-F Alkali Metal Treatment and Storage Facility Closure Plan

    SciTech Connect

    1991-12-01

    Since 1987, Westinghouse Hanford Company has been a major contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy-Richland Operations Office and has served as co-operator of the 3718-F Alkali Metal Treatment and Storage Facility, the waste management unit addressed in this closure plan. The closure plan consists of a Part A Dangerous waste Permit Application and a RCRA Closure Plan. An explanation of the Part A Revision (Revision 1) submitted with this document is provided at the beginning of the Part A section. The closure plan consists of 9 chapters and 5 appendices. The chapters cover: introduction; facility description; process information; waste characteristics; groundwater; closure strategy and performance standards; closure activities; postclosure; and references.

  4. System-Scale Model of Aquifer, Vadose Zone, and River Interactions for the Hanford 300 Area - Application to Uranium Reactive Transport

    SciTech Connect

    Rockhold, Mark L.; Bacon, Diana H.; Freedman, Vicky L.; Parker, Kyle R.; Waichler, Scott R.; Williams, Mark D.

    2013-10-01

    This report represents a synthesis and integration of basic and applied research into a system-scale model of the Hanford 300 Area groundwater uranium plume, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richland Operations (DOE-RL) office. The report integrates research findings and data from DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC), Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM), and DOE-RL projects, and from the site remediation and closure contractor, Washington Closure Hanford, LLC (WCH). The three-dimensional, system-scale model addresses water flow and reactive transport of uranium for the coupled vadose zone, unconfined aquifer, and Columbia River shoreline of the Hanford 300 Area. The system-scale model of the 300 Area was developed to be a decision-support tool to evaluate processes of the total system affecting the groundwater uranium plume. The model can also be used to address “what if” questions regarding different remediation endpoints, and to assist in design and evaluation of field remediation efforts. For example, the proposed cleanup plan for the Hanford 300 Area includes removal, treatment, and disposal of contaminated sediments from known waste sites, enhanced attenuation of uranium hot spots in the vadose and periodically rewetted zone, and continued monitoring of groundwater with institutional controls. Illustrative simulations of polyphosphate infiltration were performed to demonstrate the ability of the system-scale model to address these types of questions. The use of this model in conjunction with continued field monitoring is expected to provide a rigorous basis for developing operational strategies for field remediation and for defining defensible remediation endpoints.

  5. HANFORD DECOMMISSIONING UPDATE 09/2007

    SciTech Connect

    GERBER, M.S.

    2007-08-20

    Fluor Hanford's K Basins Closure (KBC) Project tallied three major accomplishments at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hanford Site in Southeastern Washington State this past summer. The Project finished emptying the aging K East Basin of both sludge and the last pieces of scrap spent nuclear fuel. It also Completed vacuuming the bulk of the sludge in the K West Basin into underwater containers. The 54-year-old concrete basins once held more than four million pounds of spent nuclear fuel and sit less than 400 yards from the Columbia River. Each basin holds more than a million gallons of radioactive water. In 2004, Fluor finished removing all the spent nuclear fuel from the K Basins. Nearly 50 cubic meters of sludge remained--a combination of dirt, sand, small pieces of corroded uranium fuel and fuel cladding, corrosion products from racks and canisters, ion-exchange resin beads, polychlorinated biphenyls, and fission products that had formed during the decades that the spent nuclear fuel was stored underwater. Capturing the sludge into underwater containers in the K East Basin took more than two years, and vacuuming the much smaller volume of sludge into containers in the K West Basin required seven months. Workers stood on grating above the basin water and vacuumed the sludge through long, heavy hoses. The work was complicated by murky water and contaminated solid waste (debris). Pumping was paused several times to safely remove and package debris that totaled more than 370 tons. In October 2006, Fluor Hanford workers began pumping the sludge captured in the K East Basin containers out through a specially designed pipeline to underwater containers in the K West Basin, about a half mile away. They used a heavy but flexible, double-walled ''hose-in-hose'' system. Pumping work progressed slowly at first, but ramped up in spring 2007 and was completed on May 31. Just a week before sludge transfers finished, the KBC Project removed the last few small pieces of

  6. Groundwater Data Package for Hanford Assessments

    SciTech Connect

    Thorne, Paul D.; Bergeron, Marcel P.; Williams, Mark D.; Freedman, Vicky L.

    2006-01-31

    This report presents data and interpreted information that supports the groundwater module of the System Assessment Capability (SAC) used in Hanford Assessments. The objective of the groundwater module is to predict movement of radioactive and chemical contaminants through the aquifer to the Columbia River or other potential discharge locations. This data package is being revised as part of the deliverables under the Characterization of Systems Project (#49139) aimed at providing documentation for assessments being conducted under the Hanford Assessments Project (#47042). Both of these projects are components of the Groundwater Remediation and Closure Assessments Projects, managed by the Management and Integration Project (#47043).

  7. Third Quarter Hanford Seismic Report for Fiscal Year 2005

    SciTech Connect

    Reidel, Steve P.; Rohay, Alan C.; Hartshorn, Donald C.; Clayton, Ray E.; Sweeney, Mark D.

    2005-09-01

    Hanford Seismic Monitoring provides an uninterrupted collection of high-quality raw and processed seismic data from the Hanford Seismic Network for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors. Hanford Seismic Monitoring also locates and identifies sources of seismic activity and monitors changes in the historical pattern of seismic activity at the Hanford Site. The data are compiled, archived, and published for use by the Hanford Site for waste management, Natural Phenomena Hazards assessments, and engineering design and construction. In addition, the seismic monitoring organization works with the Hanford Site Emergency Services Organization to provide assistance in the event of a significant earthquake on the Hanford Site. The Hanford Seismic Network and the Eastern Washington Regional Network consist of 41 individual sensor sites and 15 radio relay sites maintained by the Hanford Seismic Monitoring staff. For the Hanford Seismic Network, there were 337 triggers during the third quarter of fiscal year 2005. Of these triggers, 20 were earthquakes within the Hanford Seismic Network. The largest earthquake within the Hanford Seismic Network was a magnitude 1.3 event May 25 near Vantage, Washington. During the third quarter, stratigraphically 17 (85%) events occurred in the Columbia River basalt (approximately 0-5 km), no events in the pre-basalt sediments (approximately 5-10 km), and three (15%) in the crystalline basement (approximately 10-25 km). During the first quarter, geographically five (20%) earthquakes occurred in swarm areas, 10 (50%) earthquakes were associated with a major geologic structure, and 5 (25%) were classified as random events.

  8. River Corridor Closure Contract Section J, Attachment J-3

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 Contract No. DE-AC06-05RL14655 A000 1 SECTION J, ATTACHMENT J-3 PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENTS PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE AGREEMENT - Washington Group International, Inc. For value received, and in consideration of, and to induce the United States (the Government) to enter into Contract DE-AC06-05RL14655 for the River Corridor Closure Contract (Contract) dated (See Standard Form 33 Block 28), by and between the Government and Washington Closure LLC (Contractor), the undersigned, Washington Group

  9. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    October 2012 October 25, 2012 One of the Largest Pieces of Processing Equipment removed from Plutonium Finishing Plant The successful removal of one of the largest, most complex pieces of equipment from the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) October 22, 2012 Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank Testing found no indication of leaks outside the outer tank

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    March 2014 March 31, 2014 Department of Energy Releases Proposal to Amend the Hanford Consent Decree March 07, 2014 AY-102 Pumping Plan March 07, 2014 Update on Double-Shell Tank AY-102 Information Provided to the Office of River Protection

  11. Helpful Links - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Helpful Links Helpful Links Helpful Links Hanford Staff Directory Hanford Site Wide Programs Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Hanford Workers Compensation Projects & Facilities HERO PHOENIX Hanford Meteorological Station Definitions Abbreviations and Acronyms Visitor Control and Site Access Visitor Hanford Computer Access Request Helpful Links Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Contact Us Do you have a question? Contact Hanford

  12. Newsroom - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Newsroom Newsroom Newsroom Press Releases Media Contacts Photo Gallery The Hanford Story Hanford Blog Hanford YouTube Channel Newsroom Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Newsroom The environmental cleanup work taking place at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation represents one of America's most challenging, technologically advanced projects. Accurate reporting of the cleanup work at Hanford is critical to ensuring that citizens, stakeholders,

  13. Snohomish County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Echo Lake, Washington Edmonds, Washington Esperance, Washington Everett, Washington Gold Bar, Washington Granite Falls, Washington Index, Washington John Sam Lake, Washington...

  14. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project

    SciTech Connect

    McMakin, A.H.; Cannon, S.D.; Finch, S.M.

    1992-07-01

    The objective of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project is to estimate the radiation doses that individuals and populations could have received from nuclear operations at Hanford since 1944. The TSP consists of experts in environmental pathways, epidemiology, surface-water transport, ground-water transport, statistics, demography, agriculture, meteorology, nuclear engineering, radiation dosimetry, and cultural anthropology. Included are appointed technical members representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, a representative of Native American tribes, and an individual representing the public. The project is divided into the following technical tasks. These tasks correspond to the path radionuclides followed from release to impact on humans (dose estimates): Source terms, environmental transport, environmental monitoring data, demography, food consumption, and agriculture, and environmental pathways and dose estimates. Progress is discussed.

  15. Hanford Story: Future - Questions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    The Hanford Story Hanford Story: Future - Questions The Hanford Story Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size What possibilities do you see for future uses of the Hanford Site? What potential uses do the community surrounding Hanford envision for areas of land on the site? Why is land on the Hanford Site important to the local tribes? How much of the site is potentially available for future uses? What were some of the potential uses mentioned in the

  16. Hanford Story: Overview - Questions - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Overview - Questions The Hanford Story Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size What word did you use to describe Hanford before you watched the movie? After? Why is Hanford cleanup important to the local tribes? What role did Hanford play in the Manhattan Project? Why was Hanford selected for this? Why is Hanford considered a "city within its own right?" Why is B Reactor an important part of world history? Why did plutonium production continue

  17. Enrico Fermi - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi ... Font Size Decrease Font Size Albert Einstein was one of the scientists who ...

  18. Hanford | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant | December 2009 Aerial View The Hanford Site mission focuses on environmental restoration, waste management, related ...

  19. Hanford Site Hazards Guide

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Site Hazards Guide 2016 Approved for Public Release; Further Dissemination Unlimited Hanford Site Hazards Guide Contents ASBESTOS .............................................................................................................................................. 2 BERYLLIUM ........................................................................................................................................... 4 CHEMICAL SAFETY

  20. Conversion and correction factors for historical measurements of Iodine-131 in Hanford-area vegetation, 1945--1947: Draft. Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project

    SciTech Connect

    Mart, E.I.; Denham, D.H.; Thiede, M.E.

    1993-05-01

    This report is a result of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project whose goal is to estimate the radiation dose that individuals could have received from emissions since 1944 at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. The report describes in detail the reconstructed conversion and correction factors for historical measurements of iodine-131 in Hanford-area vegetation which was collected from the beginning of October 1945 through the end of December 1947.

  1. Vascular Plants of the Hanford Site

    SciTech Connect

    Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Downs, Janelle L.

    2001-09-28

    This report provides an updated listing of the vascular plants present on and near the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site. This document is an update of a listing of plants prepared by Sackschewdky et al. in 1992. Since that time there has been a significant increase in the botanical knowledge of the Hanford Site. The present listing is based on an examination of herbarium collections held at PNNL, at WSU-Tri Cities, WSU-Pullman, Bringham Young University, and The University of Washington, and on examination of ecological literature derived from the Hanford and Benton county areas over the last 100 years. Based on the most recent analysis, there are approximately 725 different plant species that have been documented on or around the Hanford Site. This represents an approximate 20% increase in the number of species reported within Sackschewsky et al. (1992). This listing directly supports DOE and contractor efforts to assess the potential impacts of Hanford Site operations on the biological environment, including impacts to rare habitats and to species listed as endangered or\\ threatened. This document includes a listing of plants currently listed as endangered, threatened, or otherwise of concern to the Washington Natural Heritage Program or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as those that are currently listed as noxious weeds by the State of Washington. Also provided is an overview of how plants on the Hanford Site can be used by people. This information may be useful in developing risk assessment models, and as supporting information for clean-up level and remediation decisions.

  2. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2015 February 10, 2015 Office of River Protection issues statement on Washington River Protection Solutions' Tank Vapors Implementation Plan February 02, 2015 President's 2016 Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy and National Security WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama's $30 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Energy Department. This Budget continues the Administration's efforts

  3. Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year | Department of Energy the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford's C Farm This Year September 17, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contacts Lori Gamache, ORP 509-372-9130 Rob Roxburgh, WRPS 509-376-5188 RICHLAND - Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised

  4. CLOSURE DEVICE

    DOEpatents

    Linzell, S.M.; Dorcy, D.J.

    1958-08-26

    A quick opening type of stuffing box employing two banks of rotatable shoes, each of which has a caraming action that forces a neoprene sealing surface against a pipe or rod where it passes through a wall is presented. A ring having a handle or wrench attached is placed eccentric to and between the two banks of shoes. Head bolts from the shoes fit into slots in this ring, which are so arranged that when the ring is rotated a quarter turn in one direction the shoes are thrust inwardly to cramp the neopnrene about the pipe, malting a tight seal. Moving the ring in the reverse direction moves the shoes outwardly and frees the pipe which then may be readily removed from the stuffing box. This device has particular application as a closure for the end of a coolant tube of a neutronic reactor.

  5. Clark County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Washington Meadow Glade, Washington Mill Plain, Washington Minnehaha, Washington Mount Vista, Washington Orchards, Washington Ridgefield, Washington Salmon Creek, Washington...

  6. Thurston County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Informatio...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Washington Olympia, Washington Rainier, Washington Rochester, Washington Tanglewilde-Thompson Place, Washington Tenino, Washington Tumwater, Washington Yelm, Washington Retrieved...

  7. Walla Walla County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy...

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Burbank, Washington College Place, Washington Dixie, Washington Garrett, Washington Prescott, Washington Touchet, Washington Waitsburg, Washington Walla Walla East, Washington...

  8. Whatcom County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Bellingham, Washington Birch Bay, Washington Blaine, Washington Custer, Washington Deming, Washington Everson, Washington Ferndale, Washington Geneva, Washington Glacier,...

  9. Pacific County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    Bay Center, Washington Chinook, Washington Ilwaco, Washington Lebam, Washington Long Beach, Washington Naselle, Washington Ocean Park, Washington Raymond, Washington...

  10. Skagit County, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    OpenEI (Open Energy Information) [EERE & EIA]

    View, Washington Big Lake, Washington Burlington, Washington Clear Lake, Washington Concrete, Washington Conway, Washington Edison, Washington Hamilton, Washington La Conner,...

  11. Hanford Site Regional Population - 2010 Census

    SciTech Connect

    Hamilton, Erin L.; Snyder, Sandra F.

    2011-08-12

    The U.S. Department of Energy conducts radiological operations in south-central Washington State. Population dose estimates must be performed to provide a measure of the impact from site radiological releases. Results of the U.S. 2010 Census were used to determine counts and distributions for the residential population located within 50-miles of several operating areas of the Hanford Site. Year 2010 was the first census year that a 50-mile population of a Hanford Site operational area exceeded the half-million mark.

  12. AREA 5 RWMS CLOSURE

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    153 CLOSURE STRATEGY NEVADA TEST SITE AREA 5 RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT SITE Revision 0 ... Closure Strategy Nevada Test Site Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management ...

  13. Fluor Hanford Project Focused Progress at Hanford

    SciTech Connect

    HANSON, R.D.

    2000-02-01

    Fluor Hanford is making significant progress in accelerating cleanup at the Hanford site. This progress consistently aligns with a new strategic vision established by the U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office (RL).

  14. Case Study of Anomalies Encountered During Remediation of Mixed Low-Level Waste Burial Grounds in the 100 and 300 Areas of the Hanford Site

    SciTech Connect

    Haass, M.J.; Zacharias, P.E.; Zacharias, A.E.

    2007-07-01

    Under the U.S. Department of Energy's River Corridor Closure Project, Washington Closure Hanford has completed remediation of more than 10 mixed low-level waste burial grounds in the 100 and 300 Areas of the Hanford Site. The records of decision for the burial grounds required excavation, characterization, and transport of contaminated material to a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976-compliant hazardous waste landfill. This paper discusses a sample of the anomalous waste found during remediation and provides an overview of the waste excavation activities. The 100 Area burial grounds received plutonium production reactor waste and waste associated with various test programs. Examples of 100 Area anomalies include spent nuclear fuel, elemental mercury, reactor hardware, and the remains of animals used in testing the effects of radionuclides on living organisms. The 300 Area burial grounds received waste from research and development laboratories and fuel manufacturing operations. Of the seven 300 Area burial grounds remediated to date, the most challenging has been the 618-2 Burial Ground. It presented significant challenges because of the potential for airborne alpha contamination and the discovery of plutonium in an isotopically pure form. Anomalies encountered in the 618-2 Burial Ground included a combination safe that contained gram quantities of plutonium, miscellaneous containers of unknown liquids, and numerous types of shielded shipping casks. Information presented in this paper will be an aid to those involved in remediation activities throughout the U.S. Department of Energy complex and at other nuclear waste disposal sites. (authors)

  15. Engineering study for closure of 209E facility

    SciTech Connect

    Brevick, C.H.; Heys, W.H.; Johnson, E.D.

    1997-07-07

    This document is an engineering study for evaluating alternatives to determine the most cost effective closure plan for the 209E Facility, Critical Mass Laboratory. This laboratory is located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site and contains a Critical Assembly Room and a Mix room were criticality experiments were once performed.

  16. River Corridor Achievements

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    Washington Closure Hanford and previous contractors have completed much of the cleanup work in the River Corridor, shown here.

  17. Search for: All records | SciTech Connect

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    Patent Program Document Software Manual Technical Report ThesisDissertation ... (SRTC), Aiken, SC (United States) Washington Closure Hanford (United States) ...

  18. Post-Closure Benefits: DOE Complex vs Closure Sites | Department...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Post-Closure Benefits Post-Closure Benefits: DOE Complex vs Closure Sites Post-Closure Benefits: DOE Complex vs Closure Sites Status of Contractor Pension and PRB Benefit ...

  19. Hanford Safety Traffic Improvements - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    About Us Hanford Site Wide Programs Hanford Safety Traffic Improvements About Us Traffic Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection are taking steps to improve traffic safety on the Hanford Site. These measures are meant to improve the safety of the workforce and visitors to the Hanford Site. There will also be benefits in improving the flow of traffic and reducing traffic

  20. Becoming a New Hanford Customer - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Becoming a New Hanford Customer About Us Hanford Site Solid Waste Acceptance Program What's New Acceptance Criteria Acceptance Process Becoming a New Hanford Customer Annual Waste Forecast and Funding Arrangements Waste Stream Approval Waste Shipment Approval Waste Receipt Quality Assurance Program Waste Specification Records Tools Points of Contact Becoming a New Hanford Customer Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size The DOE Headquarters, and the

  1. Hanford Traffic Safety FAQs - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Traffic Safety Frequently Asked Questions Hanford Site Traffic Safety Improvements Hanford Traffic Safety Frequently Asked Questions Email Email Page | Print Print Page | Text Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size Hanford Traffic Safety Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Hanford Site Traffic Safety Committee (HSTSC) Transportation Solutions Inc. (TSI) What are the Safety Pull Outs and what are they used for? The shoulder of Route 4 South is too narrow for drivers to safely pull over. The safety

  2. Famous People with Ties to Hanford - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Hanford Fun Facts Classroom Projects Famous People of Hanford Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi ... FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH TIES TO HANFORD Albert Einstein Enrico Fermi Leslie Groves Franklin T. ...

  3. Hanford Advisory Board FY2014 Work Plan

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1/2013 Hanford Advisory Board FY2014 Work Plan Page 1 of 8 Topic Policy Level Issue HAB Action 1 Agency Priority for HAB Committee Assignment (lead in bold) Comments Site-Wide Tank Closure & Waste Management EIS * Protectiveness * Feasibility * Budget impacts * Schedule impacts * Review proposed/publicized RODs Potential Advice PIC, RAP, TWC River Corridor 618-11 Start in time to end in time Tracking (diligence) RAP 1 Advice, foundational understanding for subsequent year's priority work,

  4. DOE Selects Mission Support Alliance, LLC for Mission Support Contract at its Hanford Site

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the Mission Support Alliance, LLC has been selected as the mission support contractor for DOE's Hanford Site in southeastern...

  5. DOE Announces Preference for Disposal of Hanford Transuranic Tank Waste at WIPP

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its preferred alternative to retrieve, treat, package, characterize and certify certain Hanford tank waste for disposal at...

  6. file://L:\\DOE-hanford.gov\\public\\boards\\hab\\advice\\advice34.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    Washington D.C. 20585 November 3, 1995 Re: Waste Management PEIS and Public Involvement, HAB Consensus Advice 34 Dear Mr.Grumbly: At its November 2-3 meeting, the Hanford Advisory...

  7. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/092a.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    99352 99-OEA-105 Advice 92 From: Lloyd Piper for Keith Klein Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200: B1 -41 Richland, Washington 99352 May...

  8. DOE Cites CH2M Hill Hanford Group for Price-Anderson Violations

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy (DOE) today notified CH2M Hill Hanford Group (CHG) that it will fine the company $82,500 for violations of the Department's nuclear safety requirements. ...

  9. DOE Cites CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. for Price-Anderson Violations

    Energy.gov [DOE]

    WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to CH2M Hill Hanford Group, Inc. (CHG) for nuclear safety violations.  CHG is the tank...

  10. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    January 2011 January 20, 2011 New Groundwater Facility Begins Operations The Department of Energy is boosting its capacity for treating groundwater to remove chromium near the Columbia River by 40 percent with the recent completion of a new treatment facility. January 13, 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment Plant sets massive protective shield door in Pretreatment Facility Earlier this week, a 102-ton protective shield door was set in the Pretreatment Facility at the Waste Treatment Plant. The door was

  11. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    April 2011 April 28, 2011 PRESS RELEASE: Construction completed on water treatment building for Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Crews finished construction on an essential building that will house equipment to filter and treat water once the plant is operational. April 26, 2011 PHOTO GALLERY: See photos of N Reactor being sealed up as part of the cocooning process. Workers put a roof on the N Reactor's main building and perform waste site remediation close to the Columbia River. April 08, 2011

  12. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    May 2012 May 22, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Receives and Sets Six-Ton Exhausters for Air-Filtration System The six-ton exhausters are key components in a complex air-filtration system that will ensure the facility's air emissions meet strict environmental regulations and requirements. May 17, 2012 PRESS RELEASE: CH2M HILL Awards $10.8 Million Subcontract to Local, Small Business Contract awarded to Federal Engineers & Constructors to modify facility that will support

  13. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    February 2013 February 27, 2013 PHOTO GALLERY: 300 Area North Cleaned Up 98 Facilities Demolished, 58 Waste Sites Remediated February 27, 2013 300 Area North Section Cleaned Up 98 Facilities Demolished; 58 Waste Sites Remediated February 26, 2013 B Reactor Tour Registration Opens March 2 Families with children above the age of 12, along with middle schools and high schools, are invited to sign up for the coveted tour slots. February 25, 2013 Registration Starts Soon for 2013 Hanford Site Public

  14. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    June 2014 June 25, 2014 Updated web resources: Overview of the program for compensating Hanford Site workers for injuries on the job. June 24, 2014 Independent Oversight Follow-up Assessment of Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant - June 2014 June 23, 2014 ORP Statement to Savannah River National Laboratory names Panel Members for Chemical Vapor, Worker Protection Study June 10, 2014 FACT SHEET: ERDF Reaches 16 Million Tons of Contaminated Material Safely Disposed

  15. Hanford Blog Archive - Hanford Site

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    November 2015 November 19, 2015 Department of Energy completes chromium cleanup along Columbia River More than two million tons of chromium-contaminated soil have been moved away from several areas near the Columbia River at the Hanford Site. November 12, 2015 Agencies welcome Manhattan Project National Historical Park Following the Nov. 10 establishment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Richland Operations Office has eliminated the age

  16. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/072.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    2 From: John D. Wagoner, Tom Fitzsimmons, and Chuck Clarke Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves: BOARD CONSENSUS ADVICE #72: PROPOSED TRI-PARTY AGREEMENT (TPA) MODIFICATIONS; K BASINS SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL PROJECT (M-34-OOA), JULY 11, 1997 We appreciate the time taken by you and other members of the Hanford Advisory Board (the Board) in reviewing and commenting on the agencies' proposed modifications to the TPA

  17. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/073.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    3 From: John D. Wagoner, Tom Fitzsimmons, and Chuck Clarke Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 Dear Ms. Reeves: BOARD CONSENSUS ADVICE #73: PROPOSED TRI-PARTY AGREEMENT (TPA) MODIFICATIONS FOR DISPOSITION OF HANFORD SURPLUS REACTORS (M-93-00), JULY 11, l997 Thank you very much for your recent Board consensus advice and support, regarding the agencies' proposed TPA modifications covering the U.S. Department of Energy's reactors on

  18. http://www.hanford.gov/boards/hab/response/091.htm

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - all webpages (Extended Search)

    1 Ms. Merilyn Reeves, Chair Hanford Advisory Board 723 The Parkway, Suite 200 Richland, Washington 99352 May 3, 1999 Dear Ms. Reeves: RE: Hanford Advisory Board Consensus Advice #91 dated February 12, 1999. Your letter of February 12 raises many issues that have long been of concern to Ecology and EPA. We share your concern that DOE move forward in characterizing wastes within tank 241-Z-361, and that it develop and approve a comprehensive, facility wide baseline for Plutonium Finishing Plant

  19. Hanford Site Waste Management Area C Performance Assessment | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Energy Assessment Hanford Site Waste Management Area C Performance Assessment Presentation from the 2015 Annual Performance and Risk Assessment (P&RA) Community of Practice (CoP) Technical Exchange Meeting held in Richland, Washington on December 15-16, 2015. Hanford Site Waste Management Area C Performance Assessment (3.42 MB) More Documents & Publications DOE Order 435.1 Performance Assessment of WMA C Overview Status Updates on the Performance and Risk Assessment Community of

  20. Tank Waste Feed Delivery System Readiness at the Hanford Site

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (indexed site)

    Audit Report Tank Waste Feed Delivery System Readiness at the Hanford Site OAS-L-12-09 August 2012 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 23, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, OFFICE OF RIVER PROTECTION FROM: David Sedillo, Director Western Audits Division Office of Audits and Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Tank Waste Feed Delivery System Readiness at the Hanford Site" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's largest cleanup task