Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

2017 Project of the Year Award Winner - Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project

Tank AY-102 is a 1 million gallon capacity double shell tank commissioned in 1971 storing radioactive and chemical waste. In August 2012, this storage tank was found to be leaking nuclear waste. The nuclear waste needed to be removed and transferred to a double-shell tank for safe storage. The project closed ahead of scheduled and US$8.7 million under budget.

Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC

Budget: US$107.3 million

Hanford, Washington, USA

Highlight: Tank AY-102 is a 1 million gallon capacity double shell tank commissioned in 1971 storing radioactive and chemical waste. In August 2012, this storage tank was found to be leaking nuclear waste. The nuclear waste needed to be removed and transferred to a double-shell tank for safe storage. The project closed ahead of scheduled and US$8.7 million under budget.