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Environmental Health and Remediation

Providing the science to reduce cost and risk in environmental cleanup

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of the world's premier providers of research for solving complex environmental challenges and protecting natural resources. We are making your water, soil and air cleaner by finding effective ways to treat and dispose of waste and environmental contamination.

Our focus in this area started with the nation's nuclear weapons mission, which began in the 1940s. Scientists at PNNL and its predecessor organizations helped discover new knowledge and develop improved methods for chemical processing and nuclear materials separations. Their work led to major advances in plutonium production and related research at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site.

Today we leverage this expertise and integrate it with other capabilities to address a monumental 21st century challenge: remediation of radioactive and hazardous waste contamination at Hanford, as well as at other contaminated sites across the nation and around the world. We specialize in:

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Subsurface Science and Remediation [+ expand/ - collapse]

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