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Nuclear Waste Program

Keeping people and the environment safe from the dangers of mixed radioactive and chemically hazardous waste

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U.S. Department of Energy fined $50,000 for dangerous waste violations at Hanford

The Washington State Department of Ecology issued a $50,000 penalty to the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) for mishandling dangerous waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in eastern Washington. Read more here.

Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program focuses on keeping people and the environment safe from the dangers of mixed radioactive and chemically hazardous waste by:

  • Enforcing regulatory compliance and cleanup at the Hanford Site and at other facilities managing nuclear waste statewide
  • Promoting public involvement and community outreach and education in order to enhance nuclear waste management, compliance, and cleanup of the Hanford Site
  • Ensuring appropriate oversight for the safe management and disposal of radioactive hazardous wastes at the Richland commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal site

ABOUT HANFORD

Frequently Asked Questions | Hanford History | Información General de Hanford en Español

PERMITTING

Current Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit (Site-Wide), Rev. 8C | Draft Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit (Site-Wide), Rev. 9 | Hanford Site Air Operating (AOP) | AREVA | Perma-Fix Northwest | Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

PROJECTS

Groundwater | Environmental Restoration Project | Tank Storage, Operations & Closure Project | Tank Waste Disposal Project | Facility Transition Project | Waste Management Project

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Comment Periods | Hanford Information Repositories | Mailing Lists | Links | Contacts |
TPA Events Calendar | Hanford News | Speaker's Bureau

NON-HANFORD WORK

US Ecology, Inc. | AREVA | Perma-Fix Northwest | Puget Sound Naval Shipyard |
Northwest Interstate Compact

DOCUMENTS

Tri-Party Agreement | Newsletters | Publications | Publicaciones en español | Settlements and Orders

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: Hanford Education & Outreach Network | Twitter: @ecyhanford

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