EnergySolutions, Inc (NYSE: ES) Takes Over Hanford’s Tank Operations Contract On Behalf Of Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC

Energy Solutions, Inc, a member of Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, has officially taken over Hanford’s Tank Operations Contract. The tanks in question hold approximately 53 million gallons of radioactive chemical waste, and EnergySolutions will work with other partners in the LLC to maintain the tanks and start removing the waste. The 10-year contract is valued at $7.1 billion by the Department of Energy.

Steve Creamer, CEO and Chairman of EnergySolutions, commented on the project, saying

"We are proud to be a member of the team working to protect the people of Washington State and the Columbia River. We understand the environmental challenges this project has and believe that the WRPS team has the expertise necessary to make significant progress on the project."

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