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Let's talk about Hanford
We'll be holding a series of live events to have conversations with YOU about the Hanford site in Washington. First, though, here's an introduction to Hanford and these live events.
Zelma Maine Jackson — a quarter-century of keeping tabs on Hanford​
Zelma Maine Jackson retired recently after dedicating 25 years working as a hydrogeologist for the Nuclear Waste Program. She’s just one of the people who have made our mission possible.​​
Cleaning up Hanford: Much progress, a lot left to do
This is the last week on the job for Nuclear Waste Program Manager Alex Smith. Before Smith heads off to her next adventure, however, she reflected on her last five years heading the program.
31 years of Hanford cleanup
May 15 marks a special anniversary for our Nuclear Waste Program — 31 years of Hanford cleanup under the Tri-Party Agreement.
We can't effectively regulate Hanford cleanup without access to key information from U.S. Department of Energy

We've issued a Director's Determination, giving the U.S. Department of Energy 30 days to meet our information requirements.

Nuclear Waste Program intern gains new appreciation for the scope of work at Hanford

During his summer internship with Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program, Tri-Cities native Isaac Leggett expanded his knowledge about Hanford beyond anything he'd learned growing up in the area.

Hanford's PUREX tunnels: It's time for the next chapter

We're starting to work with the U.S. Department of Energy to determine the ultimate fate of the tunnel's highly radioactive contents.

What’s in a name: Defining the problem with nuclear waste

Two developments herald potential major changes in the long-term federal effort to clean up the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation.

Defending the public's right to comment on Hanford decisions

We will always defend the public's right to provide input on Hanford decisions.

At Hanford, the alphabet soup is a real stew
As the newbie communication manager for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program, I've been swimming upstream in an alphabet torrent.