Cleanup of the Hanford Site
Located along the Columbia River in the southeastern part of the Washington State, the 586-square-mile Hanford Site was created in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project producing plutonium for nuclear weapons during World War II and the Cold War.
Today, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Amentum-led Washington River Protection Solutions is responsible for reducing the environmental risk posed by 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste left over from plutonium production. Our commitment includes doing the job safely with a strong focus on innovation, employee involvement, and environmental protection.
- Maintained record as one of the safest companies in the DOE-EM complex
- Installed pretreatment system to prepare tank waste for vitrification
- Completed waste retrieval from the first tank farm ever at Hanford
- Conducted retrieval operations on the Site’s 20th single-shell tank to be retrieved.
- Developed robust tank integrity program that inspects, monitors and adjusts tank conditions to support safe storage
- innovative techniques to inspect
- Completed several infrastructure and facility upgrades to support tank waste vitrification