Tell the U.S. Department of Energy that its insufficient Hanford cleanup plan for 4.5 square miles along the Columbia River will endanger people, salmon, and the environment for thousands of years.
Hanford Cleanup Plan Cuts Corners
Soil contaminated with radioactive and hazardous pollutants left to naturally dissipate along the shores of the Columbia River? Groundwater contaminated with chromium allowed to upwell into critical Chinook salmon spawning habitat for at least 60 years? This represents the U.S. Department of Energy (Energy) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan for “cleanup” of 4.5 square miles at the Hanford Nuclear Site.
The good news? You can help hold the government accountable for Hanford’s toxic and radioactive pollution legacy. Right now, the federal government wants your input on a critical cleanup proposal along Hanford’s River Corridor.
Together, we will hold the government accountable for protecting people and the Columbia from the most toxic place in America:
Energy’s proposed plan would leave dangerous radioactive waste in soil and groundwater, threatening the Columbia River for thousands of years. Urge Energy to strengthen its cleanup plan. Together, we will hold the government accountable for protecting people and the Columbia from the most toxic place in America.
Hanford is the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere. Cleanup matters.