Hanford Speakers Bureau
Hanford Speakers Bureau

'Speakers Bureau'

The Hanford Speakers Bureau is a regional outreach program. Its goal is to provide timely and accurate information about the Hanford Site and to foster a dialogue with local, regional, statewide, and national audiences.

The Hanford Site sits adjacent to the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington State and for over 40 years was the primary producer of plutonium for national defense. Production of plutonium ceased with the end of the Cold War in 1989, and a new chapter of environmental cleanup began. This latest chapter is one of thousands of employees demolishing facilities, digging up contaminated debris and soil, remediating contaminated groundwater, building a treatment plant to isolate millions of gallons of tank waste, and placing former plutonium production reactors in a safe storage state until they are removed from the landscape.

Hanford Speakers Bureau

Experienced knowledgeable Department of Energy and Hanford contractor representatives share general or topic-specific information about the Hanford Site with a variety of audiences. Speakers can describe any or all of the following:

  • Hanford’s role in the Manhattan Project (1943-1946) and Cold War (1946-1989)
  • Nearly 30 years of cleanup, efforts to develop and implement innovative technologies to achieve cleanup
  • The Waste Treatment Plant, a multi-billion-dollar project that will treat and dispose of 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks at the Hanford Site
  • The various strategies for cleaning up the 580-square-mile Hanford Site

Speakers have travelled throughout the Pacific Northwest addressing vastly diverse audiences from chambers of commerce, rotary clubs, academic institutions, professional organizations and even K-12 students.


 Request a Speaker

Contact the Hanford Speakers Bureau at 509.376.5713 Or Email: HSB@rl.gov

MSA External Affairs
Attention Speakers Bureau Coordinator
P.O. Box 650, MSIN H1-31
Richland, WA 99352



Hanford Speakers Bureau Presentations
Audience Members


 Updated 01/17/2017        











Last Updated 05/25/2017 6:17 AM