Hanford Collection

The entire Hanford Collection is currently stored in room 472 on the fourth floor. Please contact lib-govinfo-group@pdx.edu for access. 

The content of this collection can be examined through the library catalog, or via the finding aid and the Hanford Collection Print Volumes

As the Hanford Site continues its environmental cleanup, the public is invited to comment on proposed activities. Occasionally, other publicly- and privately-held organizations request comments from citizens whose lives will be affected by their activities.

  • Documents open for public review and comment can be found on the fourth floor by the map and Oregon documents collections.
  • Microfilm documents and miscellaneous papers related to this collection are located in room 472; staff must provide access to this room.

In addition to Hanford-related documents located throughout the Library’s government document and general collections, the Library maintains separate collections of items received through its role as a public information repository. 

Materials in this collection include:

  • DOE Spend Nuclear Fuel and INEL ER&WM EIS Project. Administrative Record Public Comments; Microfiche collection (1-1445)
    US DOE Management of SNF from the K Basins; Microfiche collection (1-66)
    Hanford Reference Microfiche. Includes commercial and governmental articles and reports related to the Hanford site and clean-up activities; Microfiche collection organized alphabetically by author (9 ca 2500 titles)
    Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project (HEDR); Miscellaneous papers, technical reports, and project reports

Public comment documents also can be accessed and downloaded from the Hanford.gov and Washington Department of Ecology websites. More information is available at the following sites:

Hanford.gov: includes area overviews, description of current and completed activities, an event calendar, official documents, and a wealth of additional information related to the Hanford Site and its cleanup activities

Tri-Party Agreement: The U. S. Department of Energy, which operates the Hanford Site in South Central Washington State, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Washington Department of Ecology signed a comprehensive cleanup and compliance agreement on May 15, 1989. This agreement governs the cleanup activities at the Hanford Site. The Hanford website also makes available a list of modifications to this agreement that are undergoing or have undergone public comment.

Administrative Record (AR) and Public Information Repository (PIR): provides access to the full text of official records and other publicly accessible documents.

DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Public Reading Room: contains a wealth of information accessible through its catalog and provides links to related information through its website.

Washington State Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program: They manage the primary permits for work done at Hanford, and provide the Hanford Information Line: 1-800-321-2008 or email: hanford@ecy.wa.gov