Chapter 29
The DOE Hanford Site


In 1942, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose Hanford as the location for reactor, chemical separation, and related facilities for producing and purifying plutonium. A small farming and ranching community along the Columbia river, covering the towns of Richland, Hanford, and White Bluffs, was designated as site W of the Manhattan Project, the code name for the government's development of atomic and the nuclear weapons.. The land known as the Hanford Engineering Works was located in a sparsely populated area close to the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams.

  • 29.1 Introduction
  • 29.2 Decommissioning Planning
  • 29.3 Decommissioning Actions
  • 29.4 Regulatory and Stakeholder Issues
  • 29.5 Case Study — Hanford C-Reactor

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