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Hanford Story Wins Northwest Emmy Award: Video Provides Overview of History and Cleanup of Hanford Site

June 13, 2011 - 12:00pm


RICHLAND, Wash. – The first chapter of The Hanford Story multimedia series, Hanford Overview, has received an Emmy for best Historical/Cultural – Program/Special. The award was presented by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at its 48th Annual Emmy Awards in Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday, June 11, 2011 (

The program was produced by Lockheed Martin Creative & Strategic Services for the U.S. Department of Energy. Doug Shoop, U.S. Department of Energy, was the executive producer. Frank Armijo, Mission Support Alliance, and Dana Jensen, Lockheed Martin, were co-producers.

The video is available on


The Hanford Story is a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site—its history, today’s cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.

The Hanford Story will be delivered in a series of video-based chapters dedicated to telling the multifaceted story of the site.

  • The history of producing plutonium
  • Impacts to the environment resulting from producing plutonium
  • Progress being made in cleanup of the site
  • Innovative technologies and solutions being used in cleanup activities
  • Future uses of the Hanford Site