Public Comment Period – Hanford’s Dangerous Waste Permit

Hanford’s Dangerous Waste Permit Draws Calls for Prohibition of Off-Site Waste

Over the past few months, many Pacific Northwest residents have urged the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to protect the Columbia River from Hanford’s dangerous nuclear and toxic wastes. A legacy of nuclear weapons production, the Hanford site remains the most radioactively polluted site in the western hemisphere. Ecology is currently developing a permit that will regulate how the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) conducts clean-up of the Hanford site. Already, hundreds of Northwest residents have called on Ecology to prohibit USDOE from importing new waste to the site. We urge you to add your voice to this very important debate.

Click here for more information on Hanford’s Dangerous Waste Permit.


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Ecology is currently taking public comments on the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit. Please submit your comments on or before October 22, 2012.

Comments can be submitted via:

Email (preferred)


Department of Ecology, Attn: Ron Skinnarland
3100 Port of Benton Blvd.
Richland, WA 99354


Learn more about Riverkeeper’s work to encourage effective & efficient clean-up at Hanford.


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