Latest Press Release: Elevated Radiation Indicator of Second DOuble-Shell tank Failure at Hanford Nuclear Site
April 26, 2016: Hanford Challenge today alleged that a second high-level nuclear waste tank at the Hanford nuclear site may have failed. The group, citing sources inside Hanford, says that above-background levels of Cesium-137, plutonium and a high-beta emitter (likely Strontium-90) all radioactive by-products commonly found in Hanford tanks, were recently measured outside of the primary liner in Tank AY-101, one of the first of the 28 double-shelled tanks built at Hanford about 40 years ago.
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town hall meeting in pasco, wa: On June 29, have your voice heard
Join Hanford Challenge, Union Local 598, WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Hanford workers for a town hall style event focused on the discussion of exposure to toxic vapors at the Hanford nuclear site.
The focus of the event will be a panel of experts available for a Q&A session on all unanswered questions related to the recent exposures and current risk at Hanford.
Where: Pasco Local Union Hall, 1328 N 28th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301
When: June 29th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Today, we are facing a crisis of human health and safety. Each day at the Hanford Nuclear Site, workers are exposed to toxic chemical vapors which lead to brain damage, lung disease, cancer, and even in some cases, death. In April and May of this year alone, 48 workers have sought medical evaluation and hospitalization after exposure to toxic chemical vapors- and many more who still remain unreported.
We have started a campaign to raise funds to support our advocacy work for exposed workers. We are a small, yet mighty, non-profit organization fighting on behalf of victims against a fierce and well-funded resistance. Please join us in this fight by making a gift today.