(formerly AREVA NP Inc.) is a French-owned company that operates a plant in Richland. The company makes nuclear fuel assemblies for commercial nuclear reactors located all over the world. The plant, in operation since 1972, employs about 600 people and is operated under a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
We regulate the plant's temporary storage of mixed waste that results from its operations until they are shipped offsite to an approved disposal facility. The current permit was issued in February 2010 and will remain in effect until February 2020. (Photo courtesy Framatome)
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The Columbia Generating Station
is located on land leased at the Hanford site and is the Northwest’s only nuclear energy facility. The plant consists of a boiling water reactor and uses nuclear fission to heat water into high-pressure steam.
The facility is owned and operated by Energy Northwest, an agency that develops, owns, and operates power facilities in Washington. We work with the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), a Washington state agency led by a chair appointed by theGovernor, to oversee the nuclear power plant. (Photo courtesy Energy Northwest)
Perma-Fix Northwest is a waste storage and treatment facility specializing in treating low-level and mixed low-level waste. We regulate the mixed waste stored and treated at the facility, consisting of waste from Hanford and other in-state or out-of-state mixed waste generators.
We oversee the permit for storage of dangerous and mixed waste at the U.S. Navy's Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. The shipyard is a home port for both active and inactive vessels, and is used to maintain, overhaul, decommission, and dismantle vessels in service of the United States Navy.
Dangerous and mixed waste is generated during laboratory analysis, on-site demolition, and from production work including removal and installation of components on vessels, on-vessel and off-vessel repair of components, and the decommissioning and dismantling of vessels. (Photo courtesy Puget Sound Naval Shipyard)