RICHLAND, WA - RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL

Richland, WA

The US Ecology Washington Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) site is located 23 miles northwest of Richland, Washington. This desert site operates on the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  US Ecology Washington is one of only two full service Class A, B and C low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities in the nation.  Our facility also disposes of naturally occurring and accelerator-produced radioactive materials (“NARM”) including radium.  In September, 2007 the facility was named an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) "Star" site.

The Richland facility disposes of Class A, B, and C Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) from Northwest and Rocky Mountain Compact states.  Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials (NORM and NARM) can be accepted from any state and overseas U.S. military installations.

For all 50 states, services include:

  • NORM/NARM disposal
  • high activity radium
  • exit signs
  • smoke detectors
  • electron tubes
  • industrial gauges
  • other exempt items

Before shipping waste, generators must obtain a Generator Number from US Ecology Washington and a Site User Permit issued by the Washington Department of Ecology.  Any LLRW shipped from the Rocky Mountain Compact requires an export permit prior to shipping.  All shipments must comply with the U.S. DOT requirements for transportation of radioactive material and all vehicles transporting radioactive waste are inspected by the Washington State Police.  Our Customer Service staff can help with site specific information.

For further information and assistance, contact:

Customer Service

1.509.946.4945 Fax: 1.509.946.5495
1777 Terminal Drive, Richland, WA