Friday Aug 22, 2014

Jane Hedges

Nuclear Waste Program Manager Washington State Department of Ecology

Hanford Cleanup Progress & Challenges

Introduced by: Bob Holert

Did you know that you live near from the largest nuclear waste site in the United States? The 586-square-mile Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington on the Columbia River, was used to manufacture the plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program during World War II and the Cold War.

Today, vast amounts of contamination leftover from plutonium production continue to challenge state and federal agencies tasked with cleaning up the site. Jane Hedges of the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Nuclear Waste Program Manager will join us to discuss the challenges faced.

 

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