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Nuclear Waste Program

About Hanford

Nuclear Waste Program History

Washington Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program history, the roots of Hanford cleanup, and the Tri-Party Agreement that sets deadlines for cleanup.

Hanford History

The history of the Hanford township, building the nuclear reservation, producing plutonium, and transitioning to cleanup.

Hanford Cleanup (external link)

The U.S. Department of Energy has two offices that manage Hanford cleanup: the Office of River Protection and the Richland Operations Office.

Key Documents

Environmental Impact Statements, the Tri-Party Agreement, Hanford Public Information Plan, Memorandums between the Tri-Party Agencies, etc.


Addresses and phone numbers for the Nuclear Waste Program.