Hanford Tri-Party Agreement agencies want public input on plan to cleanup 300 Area

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From the Hanford Tri-Party Agreement agencies:

The Hanford Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies – the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology – have released the Proposed Plan for Cleanup of the 300 Area.

A Proposed Plan identifies the different cleanup alternatives that are being considered and identifies a preferred alternative.

The TPA agencies are asking for the public’s input on the proposed plan during a 30-day public comment period, which begins July 15, 2013 and runs until August 16, 2013.

Supporting information and documents are available electronically on DOE’s web site and at the Hanford Tri-Party Agreement Public Information Repositories for review during the public comment period.

The documents and a supporting fact sheet can be found at:

FACT SHEET: http://www5.hanford.gov/arpir/?content=findpage&AKey=0088362

DOE/RL-2010-99-ADD1 REV 0: http://www5.hanford.gov/arpir/?content=findpage&AKey=0088361

DOE/RL-2011-47 REV 0: http://www5.hanford.gov/arpir/?content=findpage&AKey=0088360

DOE/RL-2010-99 REV 0: http://www5.hanford.gov/arpir/?content=findpage&AKey=0088359

Locations of the Public Information Repositories can be found here: http://www5.hanford.gov/arpir/

Public meetings are also planned as part of this comment period:

  • July 30, 2013 Richland, WA – Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr., 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • July 31, 2013 Seattle, WA – University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • August 8, 2013 Hood River, OR – Best Western Hotel 1108 E Marina Way, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Hanford’s 300 Area was home to fuel manufacturing operations as well as experimental and laboratory facilities. The 300 Area is a few miles from Richland, Washington and adjacent to the Columbia River.  A few of the 300 Area buildings are still in use today, but the majority of the industrial complex and its structures have been or are set to be demolished. Cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater is still needed for the 300 Area, and cleanup alternatives will be discussed in the Proposed Plan.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call the Hanford Cleanup Hotline 1-800-321-2008 or reply to 300AreaPP@rl.gov.