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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site – September 2013

September 2013

Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Hanford Site

This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the preparedness of the DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE/RL) and the various Hanford Site contractors to deal with severe natural phenomena events (NPE).  The review was conducted April – May 2013 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE.