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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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Washington-River-Protection-Solutions-Maintenance-Leadership-Team-Building-project

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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Aerial-of-Hanford-WTP-Facilities

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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618-10-Burial-Ground-Remediation-Activities

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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HEPA-Filtered-Vacuum-Truck

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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Aerial photograph of 324 Facility Near the Banks of the Columbia River

Recent Projects Nuclear Engineering Support for 324 Facility Decommissioning and Demolition (D&D) Activities Nuclear Safety and Technical Analysis The 324 Building (Waste Technology Engineering Laboratory) is a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility currently undergoing decommissioning and demolition.  During pre-demolition activities contaminated soil was discovered below the facility’s hot cell with dose rates exceeding  10,000 R/hour. …

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