About HGI Hanford Tank Farm

Leak Detection Hanford Tank Farm

A terrestrial view of ‘B’ tank farm on the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington State; one of 12 tank farms containing a total of 177, one million gallon tanks. The site represents two-thirds of the nation’s high-level radioactive waste and is currently the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States. Established, as part of the Manhattan Project the site was home to the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world. The first nuclear bomb tested at the Trinity site in NM, and the Fat Man Plutonium bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan contained Plutonium from the Hanford site. HGI currently operates, maintains, and performs leak detection and monitoring at Hanford on selected tanks in these farms.