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Currents Newsletter Featuring Hanford 

Columbia Riverkeeper "Currents" cover of the newsletter featuring the words "Hanford" above the Columbia River

Currents Newsletter Featuring Hanford 

In our first newsletter of the year, we spotlight Columbia Riverkeeper’s “Cleaning Up Hanford” program area, which works in solidarity with Tribal Nations to hold the U.S. government accountable for cleaning up Hanford and protecting all people who rely on a healthy Columbia. This is one of my favorite issues of “Currents”—and I started volunteering at Columbia Riverkeeper in 2007 when I was in high school!

The Columbia River runs along the Hanford Nuclear Site, home to some of the most dangerous pollution on Earth. Hanford is a result of the nuclear arms race that started with World War II and played out through the Cold War. For decades, the federal government stored highly radioactive and toxic waste in 177 underground tanks or dumped the pollution directly into the ground.

Check out the latest issue of “Currents” and get inspired to fight for Hanford cleanup.
1944 drawing of Hanford that says "Here's Hanford" with back of people looking at it, was used in 1944 Engineering pamphlet at Hanford
Hanford Newsletter Playlist

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The Hanford issue

The fight to clean up the most polluted place in America: PDF | Interactive

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Listen & Read
The Hanford issue

Extended blog posts paired with audio recordings.

Hanford is the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere. Cleanup matters.

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