News & Updates

June 22, 2018

Vapors Weekly Update – June 22

Final preparations are underway to start the next 242-A Evaporator campaign this coming weekend. The vapor control strategy for the evaporator campaign is based on industrial hygiene monitoring results from recent evaporator campaigns and has been reviewed by the Chemical Vapor Solutions Team and the […]
June 21, 2018

UPDATE: Odors reported outside of AW Farm

Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation for odors reported today outside of AW Farm. One of the workers reported symptoms while the other did not. A third worker also reported odors but declined a precautionary medical evaluation. The employees […]
June 21, 2018

Odors reported outside of AW Farm

Two Hanford workers are undergoing medical evaluation after reporting odors today outside of AW Farm. One of the workers reported symptoms while the other did not. A third worker also reported odors but declined a precautionary medical evaluation. The employees were supporting AW Farm exhauster […]
June 18, 2018

Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. One of the workers reported symptoms while the other did not. The employees were performing valve line-up prerequisites for the upcoming 242-A […]
June 12, 2018

Vapors weekly update June 12, 2018

Starting today, some workers in the AP tank farm will have the option to use full-face air-purifying respirators (FFAPRs) equipped with filter cartridges for low-hazard non-waste-disturbing work in the AP tank farm.
May 17, 2018

Vapors Weekly Update May 16, 2018

WRPS safely completed its first 242-A Evaporator campaign of the year recently, freeing 166,000 gallons of valuable double-shell tank storage space.
April 19, 2018

Vapors Weekly Update 4-18-18

Phase 2 of the Vapor Monitoring Detection and Remediation project has been completed. The goal of the project is developing a Vapor Monitoring and Detection System (VMDS) to provide a toolbox of equipment that can then be deployed as needed to monitor vapor sources, vapor […]
April 11, 2018

Vapors Weekly Report 4-11-18

Factory acceptance testing was recently completed in Philadelphia on a Strobic Air® ventilation unit that may be used in the tank farms to help control odors and vapors; opportunities for employee engagement at the CVST, Safety Connect and President’s Accident Prevention Council.