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November 16, 2012
EA-1933: Final Environmental Assessment

Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA

November 16, 2012
EA-1933: Finding of No Significant Impact

Yakama Nation Drop 4 Hydropower Project, Yakama Nation Reservation, WA

November 1, 2012
Umatilla Tribes Department of Science and Engineering Director Stuart Harris, far right, explains the purpose of the Tribes’ greenhouses to Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga, center, and Richland Operations Office Manager Matt McCormick.
Helping STEM Take Root: EM Tribal Partnership Looks To the Future of Science Education

RICHLAND, Wash. – Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States can provide a path forward for national defense, economic prosperity and international competitiveness. Looking toward the future, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) to help STEM education take root in the Pacific Northwest.

October 25, 2012
One of the Largest Pieces of Processing Equipment Removed from Plutonium Finishing Plant - Worker involvement led to safe completion of high-hazard work

RICHLAND, WASH. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) announced today the successful removal of one of the
largest, most complex pieces of equipment from the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington State.

October 22, 2012
Hanford Determines Double-Shell Tank Leaked Waste From Inner Tank

RICHLAND -- The Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection (ORP), working with its Hanford tank operations contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, has determined that
there is a slow leak of chemical and radioactive waste into the annulus space in Tank AY-102, the approximately 30-inch area between the inner primary tank and the outer tank that serves as
the secondary containment for these types of tanks.

October 18, 2012
Q&A: Plugging In with a Power Lineman

Power lineman are integral in keeping the lights on. Here's a Q&A with a third-generation power lineman.

September 19, 2012
F Reactor Area Cleanup Complete

RICHLAND, Wash. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractors have cleaned up the F Reactor Area, the first reactor area at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state to be fully remediated.

September 19, 2012
EA-1915: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement

Proposed Conveyance of Land at the Hanford Site, Richland, WA

September 17, 2012
Retrieval of the Tenth Single-Shell Tank Complete at Hanford: Third Single-Shell Tank Emptied at Hanford’s C Farm This Year

RICHLAND -- Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has advised the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that they have completed retrieval of radioactive and chemical waste from the third single-shell tank (SST) this year.

September 13, 2012
Highly Radioactive Sludge Removal Complete: Historic Cleanup Effort Reduces the Risk along the Columbia River

RICHLAND, WASH. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) announced today the removal of the first phase of highly radioactive sludge from under water storage in the K West Basin about 400 yards away from the Columbia River.