HANFORD 200-AREA (USDOE)
BENTON COUNTY, WA
Superfund Site Profile
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Located in southeastern Washington State, Hanford is a 586-square-mile site created in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project (America’s effort to develop the atomic bomb).
Operation of the plutonium-producing facilities continued beyond World War II through the Cold War, and a total of nine nuclear ...
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The 75-square-mile Hanford Site 200-Area (USDOE) site is located 17 miles north-northwest of Richland, Washington. The site is one of the four areas listed on EPA’s National Priorities List (NPL) ...
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