Straddling the Columbia River in southeast Washington State, the Hanford Site was the primary producer of plutonium for national defense for over 40 years. When production ceased at the end of the Cold War in 1989, a new era of environmental cleanup began. After completing an immense amount of risk-reduction work along the Columbia River, Hanford is now in transformation and on the precipice of its next era—24/7 operations to treat millions of gallons of radioactive and chemical waste from large underground tanks for disposal.
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, state and regional audiences. Speakers can present on any or all of the following:
Hanford’s role in the Manhattan Project (1943-1946) and Cold War (1946-1989)
More than 30 years of cleanup progress and the preparations to shift the site to 24/7 operations to treat millions of gallons of radioactive and chemical waste from large underground tanks
Hanford’s robust groundwater program
An overview of current cleanup projects utilizing Hanford’s virtual tour website
Hanford Mission Integration Solutions
Speakers Bureau Coordinator