RICHLAND, Wash., -- 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 this year.
"The completion of retrieval activities in the second tank within a month and the third tank this year marks a historic achievement at Hanford tank farms," said Tom Fletcher, Assistant Manager for the Tank Farms Project. "Crews are working at an impressive pace to complete retrieval activities in the next tank by the end of October and begin removing waste from the next round of tanks by the end of this year."
Waste has been removed from a total of 10 SSTs at the Hanford site, nine tanks in C Farm and one tank in S Farm.
ORP and WRPS are committed to retrieving waste from all the tanks in C Farm by September 2014.