Nothing kicks off a spooky season like the Hanford Nuclear Site.
What's the size of Los Angeles and contains the most toxic and radioactive contamination in the Western Hemisphere? The Hanford Nuclear Site. Sitting along the banks of the last 50 free flowing miles of the Columbia River, Hanford poses the largest, most complex, and long-lived threat to people and the environment. Over the last few decades, Tribes and community groups have held the U.S. government accountable for the cleanup of Hanford, making sure that corners aren't cut and that the cleanup is protective now and in the future.
Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Yakama Nation’s Environmental Restoration Waste Management Program (ERWM) for “Too Hot to Handle,” an in-person event breaking down the Department of Energy’s (Energy) radical change in cleanup at Hanford’s 324 Building, leaving deadly radioactive waste 1000 feet from the Columbia River. Using Columbia Riverkeeper's storymap "Water's Walk Through Hanford," we will take the perspective of a drop of water traveling through the Hanford site as they encounter pollutants and learn about the risks that Energy’s new plan poses. This event will also include a postcard writing workshop.
Too Hot To Handle
Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
The Patagonia Store, 1106 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
Spooky Stories from the Hanford Nuclear Site, 12 p.m.- 1:15 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2023