MINIMUM SAFE OPERATIONS
Safely, securely, and compliantly MANAGE Hanford's critical resources efficiently, including improving infrastructure to reliably sustain the Hanford cleanup mission. MAINTAIN safeguards and security for Hanford site.
Continue treatment of tank waste, OPERATING the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) via the Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) program to vitrify (immobilize in glass) tank waste for disposal. MANAGE secondary liquid waste and solid wastes generated in the treatment processes. CHARACTERIZE waste generated from remedial actions for treatment and disposal. EXPLORE and IMPLEMENT opportunities for alternate treatment and disposition pathways.
CLEAN UP Central Plateau and Columbia River Corridor waste sites and DEMOLISH facilities supportive of ongoing groundwater remedial actions. MINIMIZE the footprint requiring extensive surveillance and maintenance activities. Safely STORE tank waste until it can be transferred to treatment facilities and CLOSE waste management areas.
MANAGE the interim storage of K Basins sludge, cesium and strontium capsules, loaded ion exchange columns, spent nuclear fuel and transuranic wastes until final decisions regarding their treatment and/or disposition are ESTABLISHED while OVERSEEING disposal facilities operations.
TRANSITION geographic areas where facility demolition and waste site remediation activities are complete to a surveillance-and-maintenance program, ensuring long-term protection of human health and safety and environmental resources. PERFORM institutional controls monitoring and reporting in support of federal Comprehensive Environmental