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 Summary of the Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2001

This booklet summarizes the Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2001. The report includes information and summary data that describe environmental management performance at the site, demonstrate the status of the site's compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, and highlight significant environmental monitoring and surveillance programs and efforts. The document is written to meet requirements and guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the needs of the public.

This summary booklet is designed to briefly 1) describe the Hanford Site and its mission; 2) describe environmental programs at the Hanford Site; 3) discuss estimated radionuclide exposures to the public from 2001 Hanford Site activities; 4) summarize the status of compliance with the site's environmental regulations; and 5) present information on environmental monitoring and surveillance and groundwater protection and monitoring. Readers interested in more detailed information can consult the 2001 report or the technical documents cited and listed in that report.

Inquiries about this booklet or comments and suggestions about its content may be directed to Mr. D. C. (Dana) Ward, Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Closure Division, P.O. Box 550, Richland, Washington 99352 (, or to Mr. T. M. (Ted) Poston, K6-75, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 (

Copies of this summary booklet and the 2001 report have been provided to many public libraries in communities around the Hanford Site and to several university libraries in Washington and Oregon. Copies also can be found at DOE's Public Reading Room located in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 101L in Richland, Washington. Copies of the 2001 report can be obtained from Mr. R. W. (Bill) Hanf, K6-75, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352 ( while supplies last
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Document Number: PNNL-13910-SUM
Document Date: September 2002
Posted: October 2002

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