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222-S LABORATORY CONTRACT (222-S LAB)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM) is currently in the acquisition planning phase for potential upcoming competitive procurement(s) for the management and services of the 222-S Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Laboratory Complex at the DOE Hanford Site, hereafter referred to as "Hanford 222-S Laboratory Contract(s)." Established in 1943, the Hanford Site's original mission was to produce plutonium for national defense. Operations to make the raw materials for nuclear weapons continued until the late 1980s. The waste remaining from those operations is a potential threat to human health and the environment including the Columbia River. In 1989, Hanford's mission shifted from production of weapons material to waste management and environmental cleanup. The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection (ORP) is responsible for providing analytical chemistry production services, research studies and analysis, and has ownership of the 222-S Analytical Laboratory Facilities to support the Hanford Site environmental cleanup.