"The purpose of the rally on April 15th, 2012 was to raise awareness about issues facing the Hanford Nuclear Facility. The Hanford site is an environmental disaster with the potential of becoming a catastrophe as large in scope as that of the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan."|
This video was produced for a taped segment of the local Public Access program, "A Growing Concern," and features almost a full hour of selected speakers from the event.
Besides a potent introduction by Mirian German, organizer with Occupy Portland, included are Indigenous speakers from the Walla Walla tribes, as well as Umi Hagitani from No Nukes Action in California; Bonnie Urfer, Wisconsin Nukewatch; long time antinuclear and peace activist, Sister Megan Rice; and Lori McMillan, a downwinder suffering from long exposure to radiation in the Tri-Cities area.
Also included are performances by local Spoken Word artist, Mic Crenshaw and the song, "Peace and Love," by local rock band Miriam's Well.
Selected Speakers From Hanford Rally There were many more speakers, as the event lasted over 5 hours, and other clips from the event will be played both on "A Growing Concern," and posted to Youtube and Portland Indymedia in the future.
These speakers detail why the following announcement is of such importance!
Check out the Occupy Portland website regarding an upcoming public meeting about over 20,000 truckloads of radioactive hazardous waste traveling on I-5, I-205 and I-84 heading to Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The federal Energy Department (USDOE) wants to use Hanford as a national waste dump for very radioactive wastes.
May 16, 2012
7:00 p.m. at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel.
A pre-hearing workshop will be held at 6:15!!!