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Title: Legend and legacy: Fifty years of defense production at the Hanford Site

Legend and legacy: Fifty years of defense production at the Hanford Site Today, the Hanford Site is engaged in the largest waste cleanup effort ever undertaken in human history. That in itself makes the endeavor historic and unique. The Hanford Site has been designated the ``flagship`` of Department of Energy (DOE) waste remediation endeavors. And, just as the wartime Hanford Project remains unmatched in history, no counterpart exists for the current waste cleanup enterprise. This report provides a summary of the extensive historical record, however, which does give a partial road map. The science of environmental monitoring pioneered at the Hanford Site, and records of this type are the most complete of any in the world, from private companies or public agencies, for the early years of Site operations. The Hanford Site was unique for establishing a detailed, scientific, and multi-faceted environmental monitoring program.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 10144167
Report Number(s):WHC-MR--0293-Rev.2
ON: DE94010377; BR: 35AF11201/35AF11202
DOE Contract Number:AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Sep 1992
Research Org:Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PLUTONIUM; PRODUCTION; HANFORD RESERVATION; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; REMEDIAL ACTION; CONTAMINATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; COLUMBIA RIVER; COMMUNITIES; CONTRACTORS; NATIONAL DEFENSE; PERSONNEL MONITORING; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RADIATION MONITORING 054000; 450200; 540130; 540230; 540330; HEALTH AND SAFETY; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND EXPLOSIVES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT