A public workshop on environmental cleanup along the Columbia River at Hanford is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Richland.
It follows workshops by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology in Seattle, Portland and Hood River, Ore., earlier this month. The local workshop will be at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive.
The workshops will provide information and context for upcoming cleanup decisions, including near Hanford's nine former plutonium production reactors and in the 300 Area, where research was conducted and reactor fuel manufactured just north of Richland.
The meeting will include three 30-minute breakout sessions on history, contaminants and cleanup challenges and then a 45-minute group discussion.