RICHLAND - Washington Closure Hanford is the first Hanford contractor to go green by swapping out many of its diesel-powered lighting plants for solar.
The River Corridor Closure Project in north Richland officially announced the conversion today.
"Depending on the time of year, the project can have more than 40 portable lighting plants in use," said Ken DeLong with engineering services. "The solar-powered plants require little in the way of maintenance. They also come on and shut off automatically, reducing personnel interaction."