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Office of River Protection
Office of River Protection
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of River Protection

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site in southeast Washington State is home to 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in underground tanks, the result of more than four decades of plutonium production. The Offi­ce of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for the retrieval, treatment, and disposal of this waste in a safe, effi­cient manner. The River Protection Project is the largest and most complex environmental remediation project in the nation.

 

 

 

Office of River Protection Events
Public Comment Periods
45-day Public Comment Period on Proposed Changes for Cesium and Strontium Capsules, Bulk Sodium and 300 Area Special Case
Public Comment Periods
96-day Public Comment Period on the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for Closure of Waste Management Area C at the Hanford Site (Draft WIR Evaluation)