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Dumping More Waste at Hanford?

Steve Scher
08/06/2002 at 9:00 a.m.

The Hanford site houses 53 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste. The site also houses low-level radioactive waste. The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing to double the total amount of low-level waste buried at Hanford.

How will this affect the clean-up? And how will it affect residents in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington? Is it a violation of the state compact with the federal government?

Guests:
Gerald Pollet, Executive Director, Heart of America Northwest
Max Power, Washington State Department of Ecology
Micheal Collins, Hanford Solid Waste EIS Document Manager for the US Department of Energy

Public meetings:

  • August 6th at the Hanford House in the Columbia Room, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, 6:00-9:00pm.
  • August 7th at the Mountaineers Club Pinnacle Room, 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, 6:00-9:00pm.
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