DOE Hanford Site, WA


HGL has provided services to DOE at the Hanford Reservation for over two decades under multiple projects. These services have included supporting Remedial Investigations (RIs), conducting innovative technology and remediation demonstrations, designing and developing a virtual library, designing a risk communication tool, and providing technical and modeling support for the Basalt Waste Isolation Plant. HGL has also developed multiple complex groundwater models for various sites at the Hanford Reservation.

Multiple Areas of DOE Hanford Site, WA
Project Highlights
Developed the original groundwater flow and transport model for the 200 West (200W) Area using HGL’s VAM3D finite element code.
Developed a vadose zone flow and transport model for the Tank Farm sites.
Conducted 3-D regional groundwater flow and transport simulations to predict fate of tritium, uranium, Tc-99, and solvents resulting from releases in the 200 East (200E) and 200W Areas.
Supported the low-level tank waste interim performance assessment.
Developed a 2-D model to simulate impacts of Columbia River level fluctuations on contaminant migration from the 100-N Area.
Developed a risk management tool to assist stakeholders and tribal members in evaluating and optimizing groundwater remedy selection.
Developed and maintains the Hanford Virtual Library, which integrates multiple environmental databases into a data warehousing and reporting system and provides extensive data graphing capabilities that aid data analysis.