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DOE releases quarterly update regarding Hanford projects

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RICHLAND, WA - The DOE released its quarterly update today, which provides information on its ongoing projects including the Hanford site.

Some of the updates include the preparations to clean up the radioactive soil under the 324 Building near the Columbia River. Workers are expected to enter the area in March or April, marking the first time anyone has entered the area since 2013.

Workers are also nearing the completion of work at the 618-10 burial ground. 

CH2M is also the contractor for this project, which is to remove waste from 80 vertical pipe units that were filled with waste from 1954 to 1963.

CH2M's Plutonium Finishing Plant demolition project continues, even as the workers lost about 25 days' worth of work hours this winter due to late starts, early releases, and site closures because of the snow.

Demolition is expected to be completed in March and May.