Richland Operations Office allocation:
Columbia River Corridor (~220 sq. mi.)
River Corridor projects selected include demolishing facilities, remediating waste sites, and containing and treating contamination in groundwater. The projects support completing cleanup along the Columbia River and shrinking the active area of cleanup to the center of the Hanford Site (the Central Plateau) by 2015.
Central Plateau, Outer Zone (~65 sq. mi.)
Central Plateau Outer Zone projects selected include establishing a regulatory framework for cleanup of the Central Plateau Outer Zone, demolishing facilities, and cleaning up waste sites. These projects support shrinking the active area of cleanup to an even smaller area in the center of the site, the Central Plateau Inner Zone.
Central Plateau, Inner Zone (~10 sq. mi.)
Central Plateau Inner Zone projects selected include demolishing facilities, expanding a major treatment system for contaminated groundwater, retrieving and disposing of solid waste, and expanding operations of the site's mixed, low-level radioactive waste disposal facility to allow it to accommodate more trucks hauling cleanup debris from across the site. These projects support containing contamination on the Central Plateau to keep it from moving toward the Columbia River, reducing long-term cleanup costs by demolishing facilities sooner, and increasing solid waste and disposal facility operations to support additional cleanup activities across the site.
Office of River Protection allocation:
Priority projects for the DOE Office of River Protection will focus on upgrading the tank farm and support facility infrastructure necessary to provide the tank waste feed from the tank farms to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant beginning in 2019.