RJ Lee Group’s satellite sites are busy moving, gearing up for seasonal work, adding new staff and developing and supporting large contracts. RJ Lee Group is a subcontractor to work that Fluor Hanford is performing in Hanford, WA.
Pasco, Washington: RJ Lee Group Subcontractor to Fluor Hanford Clean-up Project
RJ Lee Group is a subcontractor to work that Fluor Hanford is performing in Hanford, WA. Fluor’s recent goal was to finish draining radioactive water from Hanford’s leak-prone K East Basin near the Columbia River. Draining began in early February, after more than six years of work at the K East and K West basins to remove 1,100 tons of eradicated nuclear fuel and 300 tons of debris such as fuel racks and to consolidate more than 40 cubic yards of highly radioactive sludge in underwater containers at the sturdier K West Basin.
Work remains to treat this radioactive sludge, which has up to 300,000 curies of radioactivity. Fluor Hanford president, Con Murphy has challenged Fluor personnel working on the project to look at innovative ways to grout the sludge underwater. RJ Lee Group is assisting in the development of grout mix designs and in the development of the processes for the underwater grouting operations.