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February 14, 2014
1,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from 300 Area - Vault held waste tanks with contamination from Hanford’s former laboratory facilities

Today, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Richland Operations Office announced the removal of a massive concrete vault that once held two 15,000-gallon stainless steel tanks used to collect highly contaminated waste from Hanford’s 300 Area laboratories as part of the River Corridor Closure project.

February 12, 2014
DOE Awards Task Order for Disposal of Los Alamos National Lab Waste

The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Waste Project to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) of Andrews, Texas under the Environmental Management (EM) Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Master Contract.

January 22, 2014
Massive Hanford Test Reactor Removed - Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor removed from Hanford’s 300 Area

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.

January 9, 2014
DOE Seeks Proposals for Support Services at Denver Federal Center

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Technical and Administrative Support Services for Building 55 at Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colorado.

December 30, 2013
Task Order Awarded to Small Business for Natural Gas Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to Sage Energy Trading LLC, of Jenks, Oklahoma for natural gas services.

December 30, 2013
Task Order Awarded to Small Business for Natural Gas Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to Pike Natural Gas, located in Hillsboro, Ohio for natural gas services.

December 19, 2013
The final amount of grout is poured into Tank 6, marking the operational closure of Tanks 5 and 6.
SRS Waste Tanks 5 and 6 Are Operationally Closed

Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site, has removed from service two more Cold War-era liquid radioactive waste tanks.

December 19, 2013
K-25 Demolition - Oak Ridge 2013
Energy Department Completes K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Building Demolition

The five year demolition project was completed ahead of schedule and all debris shipments are expected to be completed in spring 2014.

December 16, 2013
DOE Exercises Option for Mission Support Contract

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy (DOE) is extending Mission Support Alliance’s (MSA) contract for infrastructure and site services at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state by three years.

November 27, 2013
Workers inspect cylinders containing depleted uranium hexafluoride.
Energy Department Selects Global Laser Enrichment for Future Operations at Paducah Site

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will open negotiations with Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of the depleted uranium hexafluoride inventory. The Department determined that GLE offered the greatest benefit to the government among those who responded to a Request for Offers (RFO) released earlier this year. Through the RFO review process, the Department also decided to enter into negotiations with AREVA for the off-specification uranium hexafluoride inventory.