Field Remediation | Projects
The Field Remediation Project was responsible for safely cleaning up waste sites and burial grounds located within the Hanford Site’s River Corridor.
This included liquid waste disposal cribs and trenches, buried pipelines and areas contaminated by operational leaks and accidental spills. Buried materials included chemically and radioactively contaminated materials.
It included materials such as reactor hardware, spent nuclear fuel, research and development wastes, byproducts from the manufacture of nuclear fuel, hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead, chromium, carbon tetrachloride and radioactive strontium, uranium, cesium and tritium.
The cleanup process involved:
- Sampling and analyzing sites to determine the extent and type of radioactively and chemically contaminated materials
- Excavating radioactively and chemically contaminated waste materials and transporting them to the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility for disposal
- Restoring the landscape through site backfill, grading and revegetation
Information available about specific waste site cleanup activities:
- 100-D Fact Sheet (May 2014)
- 618-7 Burial Ground
618-10 Burial Ground
- 618-10 Burial Ground Factsheet (May 2014)
- C-7 Fact Sheet (May 2014)
- ERDF 16 M Fact Sheet (June 2014)