They work for you. It's time they heard from you.
You can always weigh in on cleanup anytime by contacting your elected officials and sharing your input with others by commenting on news stories and writing letters to the editor. You can also ask questions, share your input, and express your concerns with the Tri-Party Agencies by emailing Ecology@ecy.wa.gov.
Meetings are held throughout the year for educational outreach purposes, giving updates and soliciting public input on the Hanford remediation efforts. By attending meetings, you have the opportunity to ask questions, increase your understanding of the issues and weigh in on what kind of future you want for the Hanford site. To find events near you, click here.
Take the lead in educating others about Hanford cleanup. Host a movie night or HC presentation in your home, on your campus, or in a community space. We at HC are eager to share information and cultivate an informed public in the PNW to weigh in on Hanford's remediation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Make a Difference: Write a Public Comment
Documents pave the path to decisions about how hanford waste sites will be cleaned up. The most direct way to impact those decisions is to comment on documents during a public comment period.
tips on writing an effective COmment
Stick to one neatly written or typed page.
In a short first paragraph, state your purpose. Use the rest of the letter to explain your position. Be factual and polite.
Stick to one subject or issue per comment.
If a document is the subject, cite it by name and number - if applicable.
Include your name and address. The Tri-Party Agencies respond directly to each comment individually.
Our Say What? guides were created to make it easier for you to find all the relevant information for a specific public comment period. Check back here as comment periods open to find our guide which lists relevant documents, fact sheets, public meetings, deadlines, the various ways you can submit your comment and whenever possible, existing comments from various organizations and advice from the Hanford Advisory Board.