Richland, Wash. – As part of DOE’s role to ensure the safety of human health and the environment on the Hanford Site, it maintains and implements institutional controls, through its prime contractor Mission Support Alliance. MSA contracted with EAS to provide boating support to Long-Term Stewardship Program personnel as part of an institutional control inspection related to Hanford Site access restrictions, including warning notices posted along the Columbia River.
EAS’s small vessel support allowed program personnel to observe existing “No Trespassing” signs along the high water mark of southern and western river shorelines from Vernita Bridge to the 300 Area (~51 miles). Signs are spaced at 500-foot intervals as required by the Sitewide Institutional Controls Plan for Hanford CERCLA Response Actions and RCRA Corrective Actions.
EAS maintains a fleet of fully equipped research vessels in Richland, Washington, and a large pool of U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains, experienced deck-hands, divers, scientists, and technicians.