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Hanford 101 Video 2021
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The Hanford site, a 580-square-mile section of semi-arid desert in southeast Washington, was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project to produce plutonium for national defense. Hanford produced nearly two-thirds of the plutonium used in the US nuclear weapons stockpile, including materials for the Trinity test and atomic bombs used to help end World War II.  Cleanup of the Hanford site is managed by two DOE offices, the Richland Operations Office and the Office of River Protection.  Watch the video above to learn more about the Hanford site.

Field Manager

Brian Vance, Manager

Budget

Office

FY21 Enacted

(in the millions)

FY22 Requested

(in the millions)

Office of River Protection $1,645 $1,541
Richland Operations Office $1.025 $1.026

 

Hanford Site leadership is handed a symbolic key from Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to indicate construction and readiness assessments are complete on the Tank-Side Cesium Removal system.

Hanford Site leadership is handed a symbolic key from Washington River Protection Solutions to indicate construction and readiness assessments are complete on the Tank-Side Cesium Removal system. 

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