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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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June 20, 2012
Seventh Chapter of Hanford Story Released to Public: Chapter Covers Cleanup along Columbia River - Breathtaking river views…nice graphics…glimpses of the future of Hanford

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

June 14, 2012
N Reactor Placed In Interim Safe Storage: Largest Hanford Reactor Cocooning Project Now Complete

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) River Corridor contractor, Washington Closure Hanford, has completed placing N Reactor in interim safe storage, a process also known as “cocooning.”

June 12, 2012
WRPS Earns Award for Mentoring Local Small Businesses

Richland - Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has been awarded a 2011 DOE Small Business Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the company’s leadership in mentoring local small businesses.