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December 17, 2015
A recent photo of the N Reactor in its cocooned state looks sharply different than it did in 2005.
Successful River Corridor Contractor Completes Extra Work Scope, Saving DOE $300 Million

RICHLAND, Wash. – The River Corridor Closure Contract team can take pride in the progress of cleanup along Hanford Site’s River Corridor.

December 17, 2015
Washington Closure Hanford: Ten Years of River Corridor Cleanup

This timeline shows contractor Washington Closure Hanford's accomplishments over the past 10 years through its River Corridor Closure Contract.

December 17, 2015
River Corridor Work Creates Legacy of Success in Cleanup of Nation’s Plutonium Production

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Columbia River flows through the Hanford Site for approximately 50 miles. Nine reactors were built along its southern shore during World War II and the Cold War to produce plutonium for the nation’s nuclear weapons program.

December 17, 2015
The inset photo shows Hanford’s 300 Area in 1982 in comparison to the area today, shown in the larger image.
Contractors Cleaned Up Most of Hanford Site's River Corridor, But Work Remains

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

December 17, 2015
River Corridor Achievements

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Washington Closure Hanford and previous contractors have completed much of the cleanup work in the River Corridor, shown here.

December 17, 2015
EM Richland Operations Office Manager Stacy L. Charboneau
EM Richland Operations Office Manager Reflects on River Corridor's Safe, Successful Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – This month, Stacy L. Charboneau marks her first year as manager of EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL), responsible for management and oversight of cleanup of the 586-square-mile Hanford Site.

December 17, 2015
Institute Recognizes Washington Closure Hanford as International Award Finalist

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.

December 17, 2015
CH2M operates five pump and treat facilities along the Columbia River for EM's Richland Operations Office.
Pump-and-Treat Systems Prove Effective, Deliver Cost Savings in Groundwater Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. – In conjunction with Washington Closure Hanford removing sources of contamination, including soil and facilities, the primary line of defense protecting the Columbia River is an extensive groundwater treatment system. The system includes five pump-and-treat facilities and a network of more than 2,000 wells to extract, inject and monitor groundwater.

November 25, 2015
At the Idaho site, the Accelerated Retrieval Project VIII was completed in 2013 at a cost of $37 million, $12 million under baseline. The project designed and constructed a retrieval enclosure to excavate and remove 2,657 cubic yards of buried radioactive and organic solvent wastes.
Project Management Improvements Drive Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving project management has been a top priority of EM’s senior leadership.

November 25, 2015
Bell speaks during the DOE’s Veterans Day celebration as Anders, center, and Barnhart listen.
EM Executives Share Challenges in Transition from Military to Civilian Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM senior executives participated as panelists in a special Veterans Day celebration at DOE headquarters.