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Senator Murray Visits Hanford

June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

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In this photo, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) receives an update on activities at C Farm from Office of River Protection (ORP) Manager Kevin Smith, left, and ORP Tank Farms Assistant Manager Tom Fletcher.

In this photo, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) receives an update on activities at C Farm from Office of River Protection (ORP) Manager Kevin Smith, left, and ORP Tank Farms Assistant Manager Tom Fletcher.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) visited the Hanford site in Washington state recently, where she received an update on activities at C Farm, which is one of the groups of underground waste tanks at Hanford. Murray also toured the site’s largest groundwater treatment facility. The 200 West Pump and Treat System removes multiple chemical and radiological contaminants from groundwater in the center of the site, where plutonium production facilities operated during the Cold War, and where the underground waste tanks are located. The facility is one of the largest of its kind in the DOE complex with the capacity to treat 2,500 gallons per minute (Photo courtesy of ORP).

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