Polestar Technical Services, Inc. specializes in facility deactivation, decommissioning and site remediation strategies for high-hazard work environments to safely accelerate progress and reduce long-term costs. For more than 25 years, we have provided solutions for our clients most difficult challenges. In 2019 we were honored to chosen to establish a Mentor-Protégé relationship with CH2M Hill…

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Seven years ago today, Polestar Technical Services was officially incorporated and Patty, Bill and I took the plunge into company ownership. Ironically, this was almost exactly 21 years to the day that Polestar Applied Technology, our predecessor company, was founded in 1992. Six months later, on April 28, 2014, we officially began operations. The past…

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Polestar Technical Services signed up to sponsor three wreaths for the 2020 United Way’s 3rd Annual Festival of Trees virtual gala event to end hunger and homelessness in the Tri-Cities. The Polestar wreath making team collaborated on design themes and had a fun socially distanced wreath decorating party. The “So Long 2020”, “Polestar” and “Natural”…

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FY21 1st Quarter Anniversaries – WAY TO GO! Patty Bailey – 11 yrs. Nicole Ebert – 2 yrs. Kathy Miller – 18 yrs. Jessica Fuller – 10 yrs. Morgan Spaman – 5 yrs. Dan Haggard – 15 yrs.

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Recent Projects Integrated Safety Management System Surveillance Team Operations and Technical Management Polestar provided key personnel and expertise to one of the prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Hanford Site near Richland WA for the purpose of conducting surveillances on the effectiveness for implementing the Department of Energy’s Integrated Safety…

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Recent Projects The Hanford Maintenance Leadership Team Building project Executive Consulting Polestar provided key personnel and expertise to the Maintenance Leadership Team for one of the prime contractors for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Hanford Site near Richland, WA for the purpose of assessing the current status of the Maintenance organizations effectiveness,…

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Recent Projects Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) and Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste Strategic Planning The WTP is a first-of-a-kind project of immense scale and complexity. It will eliminate the environmental threat posed by 56 million gallons of nuclear waste currently stored at the Hanford Site. The 56 million gallons of waste are a byproduct…

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Recent Projects 618-10 Burial Ground Deactivation, Decommissioning and Remediation One of the Department of Energy Hanford site’s most challenging cleanup projects was the 618-10 burial ground on the Hanford Site. The burial ground contained highly radioactive wastes that were generated by decades of activities developing and manufacturing reactor fuel and conducting laboratory plutonium production research.Polestar…

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Recent Projects Revision of Five Hanford Site Wide Notice of Construction Applications and Licenses Environmental Engineering and Compliance Polestar was hired to revise and coordinate the complete revision and approval of five site-wide radiological notice of construction (NOC) documents used by several of the prime contractors throughout the Hanford Site.  The applications and licenses were…

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