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Gordon Dover appointed Director of Project Integration at Washington Closure


RICHLAND, Wash.—Washington Closure Hanford has appointed Gordon L. Dover as Director of Project Integration. He is responsible for directing the 60 employees who manage the schedules and budgets for the $2.3 billion River Corridor Closure Project.

The River Corridor Closure Project is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest cleanup closure project and is managed by Washington Closure, a limited liability company owned by URS, Bechtel National and CH2M Hill.

Dover is a long-time Bechtel employee and serves as the senior Bechtel representative on the River Corridor Closure Project.

He began his career with Bechtel in 1980 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From there, he worked in a number of project management roles of increasing authority, including site manager of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

He also spent three years in the United Kingdom assisting in the development of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the UK equivalent of the DOE.

Most recently, he served as executive director for environmental stimulus activities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Oregon State University in 1980.

Washington Closure manages the River Corridor Closure Project at the 586-square-mile Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The company is responsible for demolishing 312 contaminated buildings, cleaning up an estimated 550 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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