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Delivering nuclear safety

The radioactive tank farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state contains 177 high-level nuclear waste tanks which are buried a short distance from the Columbia River.The CH2M Hill Hanford Group Inc. is the maintenance contractor for the tank farm, working for the DOE Office of River Protection.Among the components of the company's Safe Project Delivery business philosophy is a solid project management system that enables effective planning, team development, and the successful execution and closure of highly critical projects.The article provides numerous examples of successful projects that utilized this philosophy, as well as examples of project team innovations that resulted in better safety and cost savings.
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