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Tank Farm Data Rises from Ashes for Public Viewing

Hanford information software, nicknamed "PHOENIX", is updated with a new application

June 2015
Tank Farm Data Rises from Ashes for Public Viewing
Screen shot of the new tank application, displaying tank information for a specific tank in the 200 West Area.
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Together with the DOE Office of River Protection, PNNL developed the PNNL-Hanford Online Environmental Information Exchange, or PHOENIX. PHOENIX serves as a source of credible information regarding the Hanford Site. It is also used to enhance decision making at the site by providing search, analysis, visualization, and extraction tools.

In April 2015, PNNL launched an addition to the PHONEIX web application – PHOENIX Tanks. This application provides transparent data, both current and historical, relevant to understanding the storage conditions of Hanford’s tank waste. Information available includes:

  • Leak status and other basic information about single-shelled tanks and double-shelled tanks
  • Historical and current in-tank sensor data: surface level, interstitial liquid level, temperature readings
  • Atmospheric temperature and barometric pressure
  • Tank/farm waste volume by phase (sludge, supernate, saltcake) and source
  • Tank volume and waste transfer history
  • Trends in key groundwater contaminants

The Tanks application was rolled out at the Hanford Advisory Board's Tank Waste Committee meeting in April 2015. It is the third and most recent addition, with more applications in development.


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