The Hanford site serves as a key piece of the Tri-City economy. Our special coverage takes a closer look at Hanford’s workforce, cleanup efforts and costs, and the status of key projects, including the massive vitrification plant currently under construction at the 586-square-mile site in our backyard.
Hanford site cleanup story unfolding
By Arielle Dreher There’s no question plenty of contamination remains at the Hanford site. But let’s pause a moment to reflect on how much has been cleaned up: 2,300 tons of spent nuclear fuel resting near the Columbia River moved to dry storage.20 tons of leftover plutonium stabilized and shipped off site.More than 20 billion…