The Oregon Department of Energy has served as a constant voice in the Hanford site cleanup efforts.
As cleanup continues for the next several decades, Oregon ensures decisions are protective of the Columbia River. ODOE may submit letters or position papers to the U.S. Department of Energy or other partners to provide feedback and guidance on cleanup efforts.
Key Letters & Position Papers
2020 Key Letters & Position Papers
2019 Key Letters & Position Papers
2018 Key Letters & Position Papers
|December 28, 2018||ODOE comments on USDOE proposal for new definition of “high-level radioactive waste.”|
|October 17, 2018||ODOE presentation on U.S. Department of Energy proposal to reclassify high-level waste at Hanford. (See official, submitted public comments below.)|
|October 4, 2018||ODOE comments to USDOE on its Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Evaluation and Performance Assessment for Waste Management Area C.|
|July 2, 2018||Comments on proposed Tri-Party Agreement milestones related to moving Hanford’s cesium and strontium capsules to dry storage, which Oregon favors occurring sooner than the proposed milestone of 2025.|
|June 25, 2018||Oregon request for a 60-day extension to submit comments on the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (Draft WIR) for Closure of Waste Management Area C. (Extension granted)|
|April 17, 2018||Oregon input on the independent assessment of technology development efforts within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.|
|January 29, 2018||Request to Ecology and U.S. Department of Energy to consult with Oregon and the public on the status of Tri-Party Agreement tank waste treatment negotiations. |
|January 24, 2018||Oregon encourages Hanford Tri-Parties to accelerate movement of cesium and strontium capsules to dry storage.|
2017 Key Letters & Position Papers
2016 Key Letters & Position Papers