Corporate Social Responsibility Within the Nuclear Industry: A Case Study of the Hanford Site

  • maite piedra fiu
  • Emelia Stephan Washinton State University
Keywords: Nuclear Industry, Hanford Site


This case study of the Hanford site in Washington State explores whether the various businesses that comprise the nuclear industry are upholding ethical standards and operating in a socially responsible manner. The paper begins with an overview of the nuclear industry and a history of the Hanford site. It then analyzes a series of recent events that occurred at the site and explores whether the companies involved acted in a socially responsible manner. It concludes by offering lessons learned and considering global implications.