The Hanford nuclear site played an important part in ending WWII and winning the Cold War. However, the issue of cleanup of the Hanford Site has long concerned Central Washington. Dan Newhouse understands the gravity of cleaning up the nuclear site at Hanford to protect Central Washington's land and its people. Newhouse supports the developments made in the Hanford vitrification plant, which when completed, will treat radioactive waste at Hanford.
Dan Newhouse continues to support improving access to resources for first responders who protect Washingtonians from potential catastrophes. Dan Newhouse believes that the government has both a moral and legal obligation to safely clean up the site and will not rest until this project is completed.