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Brad Smith named Deputy Manager for Washington Closure


RICHLAND, Wash.—Bradley A. Smith has been named deputy manager for Washington Closure Hanford. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the $2.3 billion River Corridor Closure Project, which Washington Closure manages for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Hanford.

Washington Closure is a limited liability company owned by URS, Bechtel National and CH2M Hill. Smith is a long-time CH2M Hill employee and serves as the senior CH2M Hill representative on the River Corridor Closure Project.

A 30-year veteran of the nuclear industry, Smith has more than 20 years of experience managing DOE projects, including a stint at Washington Closure before heading to Thurso, Scotland, where he managed projects at the Dounreay Nuclear Installation.

He began his career in the commercial nuclear power industry in 1981. In 1990, Smith went to work at DOE’s Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Golden, Colorado, before being named director of Nuclear Safety and Licensing by CH2M Hill Hanford Group in 2001. He served as deputy vice president for Waste Feed Operations before being assigned to the River Corridor Closure Project in 2005.

Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of the State of New York, Albany.

The River Corridor Closure Project is the largest environmental cleanup closure project in the nation. As manager, Washington Closure is responsible for demolishing 328 contaminated buildings, cleaning up 560 waste sites, placing two surplus plutonium production reactors and one nuclear facility in interim safe storage, and managing the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

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Washington Closure Hanford
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