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Event: 60-Day Comment Period on the Class 2 Permit Modification for the 1301-N and 1325-N Liquid Waste Disposal Facilities
Category: Public Comment Periods
Event Date: 07/17/2017

Notice of 60-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Class 2 Permit Modifications to the Unit Descriptions and Closure Activities for the 1301-N and 1325-N Liquid Waste Disposal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking public comment to support proposed Class 2 Permit modifications to the unit descriptions and closure activities for the 1301-N and 1325-N Liquid Waste Disposal Facilities at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. A public meeting to discuss these modifications will be held on July 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library.

These modifications will add a path to clean closure, which would allow for unrestricted use of the land in the future, per Washington Administrative Code 173-303-610(2) http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=173-303-610

The 1301-N and 1325-N facilities were used for liquid waste disposal from N-Reactor, a reactor that was used during the Cold War for plutonium production, and operated from 1963 through 1987. The facilities also received dangerous waste generated from laboratories and may have received waste from spills within the N-Reactor Building. 


The proposed modifications are currently available for review at the Hanford Administrative Record Public Information Repository located at 2440 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA, and at the Hanford Public Information Repository locations listed on the attached fact sheet.  You can also view them online: http://pdw.hanford.gov/arpir/index.cfm/viewDoc?accession=0071096H

The 60-day comment period runs from June 5 to August 4, 2017. 

Please submit comments by August 4, 2017, in writing, by mail or electronically to:

Washington Department of Ecology
3100 Port of Benton Boulevard
Richland, WA 99354
or electronically: http://wt.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=WjtBV

For questions please contact Randy Bradbury, Washington Department of Ecology, 509.372.7954.

Public Meeting Information

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive, Richland, WA

Public Meeting Presentation

A webinar has been set up to accommodate those who may not be able to attend the public meeting in person. Visit the webinar link and enter the ID number below to register prior to the meeting.

Registration URL:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1804117544625336578
Webinar ID:  264-953-779

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