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March 8, 2012
Fifth Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public: Chapter Dedicated to Potential Future Uses of the Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy is releasing the fifth chapter of The Hanford Story
video series to the public today.

March 2, 2012
Energy Department Announces Small Modular Reactor Technology Partnerships at Savannah River Site

The U.S. Energy Department and its Savannah River Site (SRS) announced today three public-private partnerships to develop deployment plans for small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technologies at SRS facilities, near Aiken, South Carolina.

March 1, 2012
Registration Date Set for 2012 Hanford Site Wide Tours

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, for its popular tours of the Hanford Site.

February 27, 2012
Moab Mill Tailings Removal Project Reaches 5 Million Tons Disposed: Project Accomplishes Milestone While Doing it Safely

Grand Junction, CO ― The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reached another milestone today for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, having shipped 5 million tons of tailings from the massive pile located in Moab, Utah, to the engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah.

February 15, 2012
Fourth Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy is releasing the fourth chapter of The Hanford Story today to the public.

January 27, 2012
DOE Gives Mission Support Alliance Top Safety Award

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) Star Status in the (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for its mission support services.

January 23, 2012
DOE Considers Natural Gas Utility Service Options: Proposal Includes 30-mile Natural Gas Pipeline from Pasco to Hanford

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering natural gas transportation and distribution requirements to support the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) and evaporator operations at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State.

January 11, 2012
Cleanup of 77 Waste Sites Meets Two TPA Milestones: 1.2 million tons of soil and debris disposed of from D, H Reactor Areas

RICHLAND, WASH. – Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, Washington Closure Hanford, recently cleaned up 77 waste sites at Hanford to meet two Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) milestones before the end of 2011.

January 9, 2012
DOE Selects Two Small Businesses to Truck Transuranic Waste to New Mexico Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded two small-business contracts to
CAST Specialty Transportation, Inc. and Visionary Solutions, LLC, to provide trucking services
to transport transuranic (TRU) waste, from DOE and other defense-related TRU waste generator sites to
the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site, near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

December 22, 2011
Idaho Site Completes Demolition of Cold War-era Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Facility

A gravel mound, larger than half a city block and several feet thick, is the only visible feature that remains at the site of a Cold War-era spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho site. About $44 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped Idaho Cleanup Project crews accelerate the demolition of the facility that during its 40 years of operation recovered more than $1 billion worth of uranium.