Many local businesses put down corporate roots in the Tri-Cities because of the Hanford site. Dade Moeller was established here in 1994, with Hanford as our focus, because the unique environmental and operational challenges demanded exactly the niche expertise we brought to the table — health physics, worker safety and environmental protection.
Our 20-year involvement in Hanford’s sometimes thorny technical struggles has sharpened our skills, developed our corporate dexterity and allowed us to assemble a top-notch staff. In the past year, we have helped further the Department of Energy’s cleanup mission by ensuring worker safety on momentous projects, including removal of the 1,153-ton 340 Vault and the 1,082-ton Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor. We’ve been working across the site to protect workers from harmful exposures to hazardous and radioactive materials, and we have done it all safely, with more than 1,525,000 safe work hours under our belt.
In addition to our Hanford work, we have been diversifying our locations and services with particular purpose for several years. You can now find us ensuring environmental sampling quality related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, auditing worker safety at pharmaceutical laboratories, and helping oil and gas companies negotiate the challenges of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in their hydraulic fracturing waste. You’ll find us at other DOE sites, as well as helping clients as far afield as Norway, China, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
Dade Moeller also believes that giving back to our community returns long-lasting benefits. We are actively helping to address the needs of children, advance good science in education, and improve the safety and health of all people in our community. Some of the nonprofits we support include Boys & Girls Clubs, Young Life, American Red Cross, United Way, Junior Achievement, The Children’s Reading Foundation and 3 Rivers Road Runners.
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We are working hand-in-hand with Washington State University Tri-Cities to create a graduate certificate program in radiation protection, we sponsor an annual scholarship for budding scientists through the Columbia Basin College Foundation and we cultivate high school students’ love of science through STEMCon. Sowing these seeds will make sure our community’s work force is sought out for its distinctive skills and enhanced capabilities far into the future.
We believe 2015 will be a year of momentum for the Tri-Cities, with initiatives already gaining energy, like the Manhattan Project National Historical Park designation and forthcoming Hanford land transfers. We are proud to be host of monthly meetings of the Tri-Cities Local Business Association and its International Environmental Cleanup Alliance, and participate in the Tri-City Development Council
In 2015, we will continue to bring work into the Tri-Cities, and to export our expertise to clients and projects elsewhere. Our focus for growth and diversification encompasses three commercial sectors:
• Occupational safety and industrial hygiene services and staffing for industries throughout the northwest.
• Health care — professional services and staffing in partnership with our subsidiary, Dade Moeller Health Group, encompassing medical physics and dosimetry, radiation safety and training.
• NORM — professional and technical services protecting people and the environment, especially related to the oil and gas industry.
We are proud to be rooted in the Tri-Cities and to be part of its economic evolution. We also are keenly aware that Dade Moeller is part of a larger community of like-minded local businesses, agencies and organizations. We whole-heartedly believe that, together with these partners, we can leverage our community’s experienced work force, facilities, educational programs and infrastructure systems to build a diversified and sustainable local Tri-City economy.