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Office of River Protection Works One Million Hours Without Injury

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of River Protection has reached a big milestone. Employees have worked more than one million hours without a day-away-from-work injury at Hanford.

The last recordable day away from work for an employee was on April 7th, 2009.

ORP employs 135 federal workers, including office staff and staff assigned in the field at the 200 East and 200 West Area tank farms and the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant construction site.

ORP is responsible for eliminating the risk to the environment posed by Hanford's 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks.  ORP will safely retrieve and treat Hanford's tank waste, resulting from defense nuclear material production and close the tank farms to protect the Columbia River.

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