DOE Press Release - Hanford Workers Complete Stabilization of Waste Storage Tunnel
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Type:  Success Story

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office-DOE

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Environmental Protection, Deactivation and Decommissioning, Well Drilling

Completion Safeguards Public from Potential Tunnel Collapse Contamination

RICHLAND, Wash. - Workers at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington have finished filling a second waste storage tunnel with engineered grout, significantly reducing the risk of a collapse and possible release of radioactive materials. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) began grouting Tunnel 2 next to the Plutonium Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Facility in October 2018. Crews placed the last truckload of grout on April 26, 2019.

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