Friday, October 06, 2006

CH2M Hill All But Empties Tank C-103 at Hanford; Many Left To Do

Tri-City Herald -- By Annette Cary
"CH2M Hill Hanford Group workers have removed all but 351 cubic feet of waste from the bottom of Tank C-103. That meets the legally binding requirement in the Tri-Party Agreement that no more than 360 cubic feet of waste be left in the bottom of the 530,000-gallon tank. To protect the Columbia River, waste is being removed from Hanford's single-shell tanks and stored in 28 newer double-shell tanks. The waste is left from chemically processing fuel irradiated in Hanford's nine production reactors to remove plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons program."