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Hanford Tank Farm Cleanup Contractor Highlights Science Support
Published: March 03, 2008
Posted: March 17, 2008

In a letter dated February 19, 2008, John Fulton, President and CEO of CH2M Hill Hanford Group, the Hanford tank farm cleanup contractor, expresses his companys appreciation for the technical and administrative support provided by staff from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to characterize the release of contaminants from Hanfords tank farms. Mr. Fulton included a list of PNNL scientists who contributed to these efforts, many of whom are, or have been funded by the Office of Science, including the Environmental Remediation Science Program (ERSP) within the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). The list includes John Zachara, the 2007 recipient of the E.O. Lawrence Award and technical co-lead for ERSPs Scientific Focus Area program at PNNL. Mr. Fulton states that, The identified PNNL scientists are a credit to your laboratory [PNNL] and demonstrate the ability of your organization [PNNL] to perform strong fundamental science in support of Hanford issue resolution and decision-making

Contact: David Lesmes, SC-23.4, (301) 903-4902
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.4 Environmental Remediation Sciences Division, OBER)


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