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Talk: The Progress and Challenges of Hanford Cleanup

Posted by Rahn, Jeffrey on October 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Ms. Erika Bronson will be giving a presentation, "The Progress and Challenges of Hanford Cleanup", on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Pulbic Library (906 W. Main Ave.)  The abstract of her presentation is given below:

Abstract: The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington – called the most contaminated site in North America – presents a paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. The site borders the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River – made a National Monument because of the Reach’s pristine beauty. Understanding Hanford requires more knowledge than recent headlines about leaking radioactive waste tanks and missed deadlines. Ecology will cover some Hanford history and provide an update on the progress and challenges of the cleanup efforts with a particular focus on the complexities of treating 56 million gallons of mixed chemical and radioactive waste stored in Hanford’s 177 underground tanks.

There will be refreshments.


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