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Title: Environmental Solutions: A Summary of Contributions for FY05: PNNL Contributions to CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc.

Abstract

This booklet describes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's scientific and technical contributions in fiscal year 2005 to the CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc., the U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection's primte contractor for the Hanford Site radioactive waste tanks.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
882977
Report Number(s):
PNNL-15642
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
environmental solutions; tanks; USTs; radioactive waste

Citation Formats

Brouns, Thomas M., and Manke, Kristin L.. Environmental Solutions: A Summary of Contributions for FY05: PNNL Contributions to CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/882977.
Brouns, Thomas M., & Manke, Kristin L.. Environmental Solutions: A Summary of Contributions for FY05: PNNL Contributions to CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc.. United States. doi:10.2172/882977.
Brouns, Thomas M., and Manke, Kristin L.. Wed . "Environmental Solutions: A Summary of Contributions for FY05: PNNL Contributions to CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc.". United States. doi:10.2172/882977. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/882977.
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  • In 2004, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provided analyses, reviews, testing, and new tools to assist CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. in accomplishing their River Protection Project objectives. These objectives are safe storage, retrieval, and treatment of radioactive waste from Hanford's tanks, closure of tanks, and disposal of treated wastes.
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