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August 16, 2012
New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration.
Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project

A paper mill in Washington State is changing the way it conserves electricity and is saving money.

August 2, 2012
Hanford’s Robust Safety Culture Gains One More Site-Wide Safety Standard

RICHLAND, Wash. – The safety of the Hanford Site workforce has been bolstered with another program added to the list of Site-wide Safety Standards. The latest Site-wide Safety Standard covers Fall Protection.

July 26, 2012
EIS-0312: Notice of Availability of the Bonneville Power Administration Administrator's Record of Decision

Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kalispel Tribe on Columbia Basin Fish Accords

July 19, 2012
By installing a rooftap solar array at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners is reducing its carbon footprint and saving money. | Photo courtesy of the Green Sports Alliance.
Greening Up the Sports World

The Better Buildings Challenge is helping professional sports teams improve their energy efficiency and be more environmentally friendly.

July 13, 2012
First of Hanford’s Highly Radioactive Sludge Moved Away from River

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, awayfrom the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cleanup of the Hanford Site in Washington State.

July 9, 2012
EA-1912: Draft Environmental Assessment

Midway-Benton No. 1 Rebuild Project Benton County, WA

July 3, 2012
EIS-0312: Record of Decision (2012)

Bonneville Power Administration Administrator's Record of Decision: Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kalispel Tribe

July 3, 2012
DOE Announces Additional Tour Seats Available: Tours of B Reactor at the Hanford Site Begin and End in Richland, Wash.

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made additional seats available for tours of the B Reactor National Historic Landmark this July and August.

June 29, 2012
This slice can help sequester carbon. The x-ray microtomography image shows a slice of biofilm grown on a porous hollow fiber (500 microns in diameter). By working with the chemical and physical interactions of biofilms, we can gain insight into how microorganisms can help sequester carbon, reducing environmental impact. This photo was submitted to Pacific Northwest National Lab's 2012 Science as Art Contest by Mathew Thomas and the Systems Toxicology Group.

Receiving the most likes on Facebook, this photo won the People's Choice award and will appear in the Lab's 2013 Calendar.
Photo of the Week: June 29, 2012

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