Drastic Delays Proposed for Hanford Cleanup in Tri-Party Agreement Negotiations! Join us in urging the Washington State Department of Ecology to reject additional concessions to the Department of Energy. In private negotiations the USDOE has proposed an additional 20 year delay in cleaning up the most polluted site in the Western Hemisphere! |
Each year the U.S. Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies - host the Hanford State of the Site meetings in communities around the northwest. The meetings offer an opportunity for the public to discuss a wide range of Hanford cleanup issues with top managers from the TPA agencies. Topics range from cleanup priorities and needed funding, to proposed extended deadlines to construct and operate the Vitrification Plant and remove radioactive and hazardous waste from single-shell tanks.
You have a chance to make a huge difference of how Hanford will be cleaned up. The Tri-Party Agency's are hosting the State of the Site meetings and want to hear from you about the proposed changes to the cleanup agreement. The key managers of the U..S. Department of Energy, DOE Office of River Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington State Department of Ecology, will be coming to Portland December 11th and Hood River December 12th to hear what you think about these proposed delays.
Open House with displays and Information 6:30-7:00 pm.
Meeting/Discussion begins at 7:00 p.m.
December 11, 2007 - Portland, Oregon
Red Lion Inn on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
December 12, 2007 - Hood River, Oregon
Best Western Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
The Hanford Community has produced a 30 minute program about Hanford and how important it is that the public attend one of these meetings. This program will air tomorrow evening on the Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," soon after 7:00 pm on channel 11.
This program will also be played at various scheduled times between now and the meeting next week. Here are the playback times at Portland Community Media:
Friday 12/7/2007, 7:30 PM, Channel 22
Saturday 12/8/2007, 12:00 PM, Channel 22
Sunday 12/9/2007, 2:00 PM, Channel 23
Monday 12/10/2007, 8:00 PM, Channel 23
Three sites with information about this issue:
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