Posts Tagged ‘Hanford’

Clean up Hanford’s Dangerous Contamination! »

May 12th, 2017: We need bold leadership and government oversight to protect people, salmon, and our river from Hanford’s nuclear pollution. Please sign the petition below, which we will deliver to the leaders responsible for cleaning up Hanford’s dangerous pollution.



Hanford: A Conversation–Personal Stories in Poetry & Prose »

February 14th, 2017: [ March 9, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Personal Stories in Poetry and Prose



Hanford Tank Leaks »

April 18th, 2016: Nuclear waste storage tank alarms sounded on Sunday as radioactive waste leaked through the inner shell of Hanford's oldest double-shelled tank. There is a significant leak in tank AY-102, which holds some of the most dangerous nuclear waste on Earth. These tanks were not designed to hold waste for decades. It's past time to get the waste out of the unsafe tanks. We thank the workers at Hanford for conducting this dangerous cleanup. This is another reminder of the cost of nuclear waste, and the unexpected outcomes of handling radioactive material. We will continue to push the Department of Energy for a thorough and transparent cleanup in the face of mounting challenges.



World Premiere of Columbia Riverkeeper Short Film at Wild & Scenic Film Festival »

January 14th, 2016: Columbia Riverkeeper produced a film, "Hanford: A Race Against Time," which will have its global premiere Wild & Scenic Film Festival this weekend January 14-18, 2016, in Nevada City, California. This 5-minute short is an outreach tool to raise awareness about the western hemisphere's most contaminated nuclear site to a broader audience.



Newly Proposed Cleanup Schedules Mean Major Delays for Hanford Cleanup »

November 9th, 2015: Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies are proposing changes to the TPA. These proposed changes affect the schedule for completing cleanup work on the Hanford Central Plateau and in the 300 Area, which is adjacent to the Columbia River. The agencies want your input on these proposed changes.



Hanford Public Meetings: Changes to Cleanup Deadlines Being Proposed »

October 27th, 2015: [ November 4, 2015; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. November 17, 2015; November 18, 2015; November 19, 2015; ] The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies – are proposing changes to the TPA. These proposed changes affect the schedule for completing cleanup work on the Hanford Central Plateau and in the 300 Area, which is adjacent to the Columbia River near the main north-south road leading into the site. The agencies want your input on these proposed milestone changes before they are finalized.



Hanford: Our Nuclear Neighbor, Community-Led State of the Hanford Site Meeting in Walla Walla, WA »

April 27th, 2015: [ April 29, 2015; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.



Hanford Reach Paddle Trip 2015 »

April 17th, 2015: [ July 25, 2015 to July 26, 2015. ] Join us for an exciting paddle adventure touring the scenic, free-flowing waters of the Columbia River's Hanford Reach: Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July, 26, 2015.



Sign our Thank You Letter to Help Advance Hanford Cleanup »

March 20th, 2015: It’s not every day that you hear the words “Thank You” when referring to cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But recently, Hanford Washington State leaders have taken bold action by holding the federal government accountable for missed cleanup deadlines. Let’s show our leaders how grateful we are for their persistence in ensuring the U.S. Department of Energy fulfills their promise of protecting human health, the environment, and the Columbia River from Hanford’s nuclear legacy. Make your voice count and sign our Thank You letter today!



Community-Led State of the Site Meeting in Vancouver: “Hanford, Our River & You” »

March 17th, 2015: “State of the Hanford Site” meetings in Washington State: Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:30AM to 12:00PM in Vancouver. The meeting will involve both public interest and agency perspectives on the cleanup progress at Hanford. Opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and advances in cleanup at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site. *Free and open to the public.