Waste Management Project
Treatment, Storage, and Disposal
The project consists primarily of permitted, or soon to be permitted, operating mixed and dangerous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities (Central Waste Complex [CWC], Waste Receiving and Processing [WRAP], Low-Level Burial Grounds [LLBG], T-Plant, Allied Technologies Group [ATG], Sitewide Liquid Effluent Services, Miscellaneous Streams, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and US Ecology, Inc.). The project also includes the retrieval, repackaging, and shipment of transuranic (TRU) mixed waste; Hanford Site Solid Waste Strategic Planning; and Hanford Waste Acceptance Processing.
The mission of the WM Project is to ensure the safe management of mixed wastes (waste with hazardous and radioactive components) at Hanford as well as at mixed waste sites throughout Washington State.
The WM Project primarily deals with Hanford Site facilities that treat, store, and/or dispose of dangerous wastes. Some of the solid waste facilities include the Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) facility, Central Waste Complex (CWC), and the Low Level Burial Grounds (LLBG). Non-Hanford solid waste facilities include Pacific EcoSolutions and US Ecology operating facilities.
The liquid waste facilities include the 200 and 300 Area Effluent Treatment Facilities and the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility (LERF).
The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) began retrieving suspect TRU waste stored in LLBG in November 2003.
Major Cleanup Milestones
Ecology has overseen USDOE's efforts to:
Terms to Know
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