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Understanding Hanford: How Did We Get Here?

A farmer, seeking refuge from post-World War I turmoil in Germany, settles into a tranquil life on a serene riverfront farm. A government official approaches him with an eviction letter in hand. Meanwhile, a bustling town emerges from the shadows of the Great...

Winter 2023 / Qtr 4 Recap

Winter 2023 / Qtr 4 Recap

In this issue, we discuss new opportunities for a transition in cleanup, operational successes a long time coming, the loss of two Hanford pioneers, the temporary closure of the great B Reactor and note some of the year end milestones from along the way.  So, get cozy...

From Glow to Glass: The Journey of Hanford’s Radioactive Waste

From Glow to Glass: The Journey of Hanford’s Radioactive Waste

The signature radioactive blueish / green glow. We’ve all seen it in movies, and if you ever have the opportunity to see it in person, it’s eerily fascinating. But when tank waste is treated using a process called vitrification (turning waste into a glass like substance), does it still glow?

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