The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board is a 20-member advisory group and includes 10 citizen members, six state legislators, and representatives from the Governor's Office, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and two state agencies.
Cleanup Board Responsibilities
The Board provides input to the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and its regulators on the Hanford cleanup
. The Board's key responsibilities include:
- Recommending state policy to the Governor and the Legislative Assembly.
- Keeping key cleanup issues visible.
- Holding USDOE and its contractors accountable.
- Bringing Hanford issues to the public.
The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board meets at locations throughout Oregon, though principally in communities along the Columbia River. Its meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend and participate.
- Conveying that the cleanup is a regional issue and that Oregon has a stake in the outcome. Oregon's primary role at Hanford is to ensure cleanup decisions are protective of the Columbia River.
At the meetings, representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy, contractors, Washington Department of Ecology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Oregon Department of Energy staff brief the Board about a wide variety of issues associated with the Hanford Site.
|Dr. John Howieson
||Confederated Tribes of the|
Umatilla Indian Reservation
||Oregon Department of Energy|
||Oregon Department of Water Resources|
|Senator Bill Hansell
|Senator Chuck Thomsen
|Representative Greg Barreto
|Representative Tawna Sanchez
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