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:

Information available about specific waste site cleanup activities:

Washington Closure Completes Massive Excavation Project (March 2012)