Tri-City Herald reporter Annette Cary, who covers the U.S. Energy Dept.’s Hanford nuclear waste cleanup site for the Washington state newspaper, says employees there chafe at how high profile their work has become. For more than 60 years, their predecessors on the remote 586-sq-mile site toiled in total secrecy on a previous mission�to build America’s first generation of atomic weapons. Slide Show U.S. Dept. of Energy Probing for toxics long buried in underground tanks and demolishing old radioactive buildings are Hanford’s new mission. U.S. Dept. of Energy Probing for toxics long buried in underground tanks and demolishing old radioactive buildings
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.