Superfund Site:

HANFORD 300-AREA (USDOE)
BENTON COUNTY, WA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Benjamin Simes
(703) 603-0055

Site Location

Street Address:
300 AREA, BENTON COUNTY, WA 99352

Announcements and Key Topics

The U.S. Department of Energy has the lead role for cleaning up the Hanford sites.

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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Background

The Hanford 300 Area is composed of a 0.52-square-mile industrial complex and one square mile of surrounding areas used for solid and liquid waste disposal next to the Columbia River ...
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