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Scott Sax – President and Project Manager

Scott M. Sax became president of Washington Closure Hanford and project manager of Hanford’s River Corridor Closure Project in December 2013. He is responsible for leading cleanup of the $2.9billion, 10-year project – the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) largest environmental cleanup closure project and helped get a 1-year continuation of the RCC Project.

Sax has 29 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Before joining Washington Closure, he served as Director of Spent Fuel Management at the URS-led Sellafield project in the United Kingdom, where he oversaw a $440 million annual budget and a 2,500-member workforce.

Previously, Sax served as the director of Washington Closure’s Operations Programs from 2006 to 2008. He joined Washington River Protection Solutions in 2008 as its chief operating officer and later led its single-shell tank retrieval organization.

Sax earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

Washington Closure is a limited liability company owned by AECOM and its partners Bechtel National and CH2M. The company is responsible for protecting the Columbia River by demolishing 331 contaminated buildings, cleaning up an estimated 583 waste sites, and placing two former plutonium production reactors in interim safe storage while managing the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility, Hanford’s landfill for low-level mixed waste.