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Hanford Talk: 8/20 in Vancouver, WA

  • Vancouver Public Library, Columbia Room 901 C Street Vancouver, WA, 98660 United States (map)

WHAT: Join us on Monday, August 20, 2018, for an in-depth look at U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste at Hanford. By reclassifying Hanford’s high-level tank waste as low-level waste, the federal government is setting the stage to leave toxic and radioactive pollution in tanks, soils, and groundwater close to the Columbia River at Hanford.

At the event, we will provide background and context for how cleanup is progressing at Hanford, the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere. We will discuss the tremendous cultural, natural resource, and economic importance of the Hanford Reach, the 40-mile stretch of the Columbia River that flows through the Hanford Nuclear Site. And we will drill down on Energy’s proposal to leave highly radioactive pollution in Hanford’s tanks, soils, and groundwater.

WHO: Presenters will include Alfrieda Peters from Yakama Nation, Tom Carpenter from Hanford Challenge, Rep. Gerry Pollet from Heart of America Northwest, and Dan Serres from Columbia Riverkeeper.

WHEN: Monday, August 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6)

WHERE: Vancouver Public Library, Columbia Room. 901 C Street. Vancouver, WA 98660

WHY: The federal government is making decisions today that could impact people now and for thousands of years into the future. We have changed the course of Hanford before: together, thousands of people from tribal nations, public interest groups, and Columbia River communities stopped proposals to use Hanford as a high-level waste dump. We need your voice once again to ensure that the federal government is fulfilling its responsibility to protect people and the environment from Hanford’s nuclear weapons pollution.

This event is paid in part by grants from the Department of Ecology.

Earlier Event: August 16
Tabling at Patagonia Seattle
Later Event: August 23
Happy Hour with Hanford Challenge