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Tri-Party agreement milestone met

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NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Energy met a Tri-Party Agreement Milestone three months early when contractors completed cleanup of five waste sites and one burial ground recently in the 300 Area of the Hanford Site.  The active remediation of these waste sites helps Hanford get rid of sources of contamination to area groundwater, which can migrate to the Columbia River. "We're making tremendous strides in cleaning up the River Corridor -- the 300 Area is a great example of progress being made at Hanford. Cleaning up these contamination sources helps protect the Columbia River and reduce our footprint of active cleanup," said Mark French, DOE's Federal Project Director for the River Corridor Closure Project.