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HANFORD 100-AREA (USDOE)
|Site Name:||HANFORD 100-AREA (USDOE)|
|City & State:||BENTON COUNTY WA 99352|
|NPL Status:||Currently on the Final NPL|
|ROD Type:||Record of Decision|
|Contaminant:||Pesticides, aldrin, dieldrin, 2,4-D, asbestos, petroleum products, DDT, PCBs|
Please note that the text in this document summarizes the Record of Decision for the purposes of facilitating searching and retrieving key text on the ROD. It is not the officially approved abstract drafted by the EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (USDOE) Hanford site is a 560-square mile federal facility located along the Columbia River in southeastern Washington State. The region consists of the incorporated cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick (Tri-Cities) to the southeast of the site, and surrounding communities in Venton, Franklin, Grant, and Adams Counties. The 100 Area is located in the northern portion of the Hanford site along the Columbia River, and covers approximately 180 square miles.
The Hanford site was established during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. Site operations began in 1943, with USDOE facilities located throughout the site and the City of Richland. Certain portions of the site are known to have cultural significance and may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historical Places.
Land use in the areas bordering the Hanford site includes urban and industrial development, irrigated and dry-land farming, grazing, Native American uses, and designated wildlife refuges. Industries in the area are mostly related to agriculture and electric power generation. Wheat, corn, alfalfa, hay, barley, and grapes are major crops in the area.
|Remedy:||No further action is required, however, USDOE commits to the development and implementation of a Mitigation Action Plan in coordination with the Natural Resource Trustees for any additional required mitigation measures.|
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