The Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility, also known as WSCF, was completed in 1994. WSCF was a full service laboratory serving a number of customers at Hanford. The laboratory was closed down in 2014.
The facility conducted work associated with many cleanup projects from groundwater and soil remediation to characterizing the materials in solid waste samples. Scientists also did work associated with tank farms, transuranic waste, liquid wastes, and monitoring of potential contaminants. WSCF conducted analyses on air, water, soil, vapor, sludge, and other miscellaneous samples.