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Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald The public can get a rare look inside Hanford's historic T Plant as Hanford-area communities commemorate the birth of the atomic age with Hanford 70th anniversary events in October. Plans include a month of tours of B
The cuts are estimated to affect up to 4,700 of Hanford's almost 9,000 employees, either with forced time off or, in some cases, layoffs. The Department of Energy Hanford Richland Operations Office needs to cut $78 million from its spending. The
More will be known about how well the plant's waste mixing system will work, a key technical issue at the $12.2 billion plant, when more testing is completed, Chu told Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., at a hearing of the Energy and Water Development
The entire museum is in danger of closing within a year because of a drastic cutback in federal money to the museum, said Ellen Low, museum executive director. Department of Energy money, but that has been cut in the fiscal year that started Oct. 1
The Department of Energy undersecretary newly responsible for Hanford environmental cleanup has a bias for getting the job done, he said Wednesday after his first tour of the nuclear reservation. That's the case whether it's starting operations at
Thomas D'Agostino, the undersecretary for nuclear security and administrator, will visit the Tri-Cities to speak at the 2011 Integrated Safety Management Champions Workshop in Kennewick, which is expected to draw 1,200 people from across the nation.
The changes are expected to allow work to continue to demolish the Plutonium Finishing Plant, which the Department of Energy heard during public comments should be a priority. The new plan also retains the focus on completing cleanup along the
DOE said then that it would join its contractor Bechtel National to sponsor an independent, executive-level assessment by a group of experts in the nuclear industry with experience in Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspections or evaluations by the
That's not sitting well with the state of Washington, which less than a year ago agreed to extend the deadline for operating the Hanford vitrification plant from 2011 to 2019, but required concessions including a a timely start to all waste treatment.
The freeze was intended to be in line with a two-year pay freeze for workers employed directly by the federal government, including workers at the Department of Energy's Hanford Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office. However,