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June 26, 2013
The 200 West Pump and Treat System is Hanford’s largest facility for treating contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Groundwater Contamination Areas Shrink as EM Exceeds Cleanup Goals

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting groundwater cleanup for EM’s Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site have exceeded a fiscal year goal to remove 3,500 pounds of carbon tetrachloride from groundwater under the center of the site.

June 19, 2013
A Hanford site volunteer helps a Boy Scout practice the Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep, or PASS, fire extinguishing technique at the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center in Richland.
Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badges at the HAMMER Training Facility

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hanford site services contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA) hosted a unique opportunity for 52 local Boy Scouts at the Volpentest HAMMER Training & Education Center during two consecutive weekends recently.

June 14, 2013
EA-1562-SA-1: Supplement Analysis

Final Environmental Assessment of Construction and Operation of a Physical Sciences Facility at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

June 4, 2013
Treatment Resin Reduces Costs, Materials in Hanford Groundwater Cleanup - Efficiency delivered more than $6 million in cost savings, $3 million in annual savings

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company is using a treatment material that has delivered more than $6 million in cost savings to date and is delivering more than $3 million in annual cost savings and efficiencies in treatment of contaminated groundwater near the Columbia River at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state.

June 3, 2013
John Britton, with Office of River Protection contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, explains the Hanford tank waste program to Western Washington University students in a recent tour of the Hanford site.
Hanford Grows Young Minds Through Site Tours

RICHLAND, Wash. – It is harvest season for cherries, raspberries and rhubarb in Washington state. But employees at the Hanford site are helping grow the young minds of the nation’s future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce.

May 31, 2013
EA-1958: Draft Environmental Assessment

Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

May 30, 2013
The Hanford site exceeded its goal of reducing fleet vehicles by 15 percent in fiscal year 2012. The overall reduction that year was 25.4 percent.
Green Initiatives Keep Hanford Site Environmentally Responsible

RICHLAND, Wash. ―Though the Hanford site is technically located in the desert, it has a decidedly “green” tint due to many successful pollution prevention and environmental stewardship initiatives.

April 29, 2013
The interior of a pump-and-treat system along the Columbia River at the Hanford Site. With the push of a button, workers can now power the site’s five systems along the river that are working to extract and treat contaminated groundwater.
Hanford Site Creates One-Touch Wonder for Groundwater Treatment Systems

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineers and operators supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to start and stop groundwater treatment along the Columbia River with literally the push of a button.

April 29, 2013
The time capsule and its contents will be brought before a DOE Hanford artifact committee that determines what to do with historic Hanford items.
Coffee Can Time Capsule Found at Hanford Site

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site got quite a surprise while preparing a building for demolition.

April 2, 2013
Workers wear air purifying respirators in the Plutonium Finishing Plant.
Workers Deliver Award-Winning Respiratory Safety

RICHLAND, Wash. – Workers supporting the Richland Operations Office at the Hanford site found a way to make their everyday work even safer.