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Hanford: 2 million hours without day lost to injury

Workers for Washington Closure Hanford and its subcontractors have worked 2 million hours without a day lost to injury.

About 1,300 employees are working on the project to clean up Hanford along the Columbia River, including demolishing 486 contaminated buildings and cleaning up 396 soil waste sites and burial grounds. They also operate the Hanford landfill for low-level radioactive waste.

"From improvement in doing elevated work to working around hazardous substances, such as beryllium, we're always looking for ways to make the business of Hanford cleanup safer," said Emily Millikin, Washington Closure safety director, in a statement.

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