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Washington Closure Hanford Surpasses $1 Billion in Subcontracts

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Washington Closure Hanford has surpassed $1 billion in subcontracts while cleaning up Hanford's Columbia River corridor. Washington Closure Hanford has surpassed $1 billion in subcontracts while cleaning up Hanford's Columbia River corridor.

KENNEWICK, WA - Washington Closure Hanford has surpassed $1 billion in subcontracts while cleaning up Hanford's Columbia River corridor.

Of the $1 billion, $580 million stays local in both Benton and Franklin counties.

According to WCH, subcontractors have cleaned 136 of the 220 square miles along the Columbia River since the project began.

The $1 billion to small businesses makes up for about 92% all the money Washington Closure has awarded. 

 "Those are some really big numbers," says President of WCH Carol Johnson.  "We've built the skills and capabilities of those small businesses and they have helped us achieve some major accomplishments in clean up along the river corridor.  It's really a great day for us."

Subcontractors along the river corridor have disposed of nearly nine million tons of contaminated material and have completed close to 90% of the overall project.

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