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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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 January 29, 2015

Cleaning Hanford's groundwater key to protecting the river

The Washington Department of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program oversees groundwater cleanup at Hanford, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Considerable progress has been made over the past 25 years, but these efforts will need to continue for several more decades to remove the threat of future contamination to the Columbia River.

  • What are the main sources of groundwater contamination at Hanford?
  • What treatment methods are being used?
  • What are the major contaminants of concern?

Get answers to these questions and more in our updated brochure

Questions? Email us at Hanford@ecy.wa.gov or call the Hanford cleanup line at 800-321-2008.  

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