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VOL 16, NO 12
SEP 15, 2003

Dr. Jim Trombold
Dr. Jim Trombold

The Continuing Saga of Hanford Clean-Up

Dr. Jim Trombold, a public health volunteer on the Hanford Advisory Board and a member of Mercer Island Rotary Club, joined the BBRC Friday morning to discuss the situation at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in central Washington. “My appointment to this Board has taken a lot of volunteer time. Hanford is a huge problem for the area, as well as the nation. We can’t seem to get the attention of Congress for clean-up funding.”

Trombold told of the Tri-Party Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Ecology. Added to this trio are the various Indian Tribes who have treaty rights in the area.

Hanford was built in 1943. The U.S. Government — on a war-footing — sought a remote area with abundant water and power. “What they were really looking for was a place to dump waste from this project into the Columbia River. People living in the area were evicted and 50,000 workers were brought in, and within 18 months had built the facility. It was shrouded in secrecy. Its legacy is incredible. There is liquid waste in 177 tanks … 54 million gallons of nuclear waste. One tank is the size of the Capitol Dome in Olympia.” READ MORE

District 5030 Centennial Project

Norm Johnson, the BBRC Centennial President, joined with Centennial District Governor Kathy Johnson as she hosted a wine tasting for the 5030 Centennial Presidents at Chateau St. Michelle winery on August 25th to formally introduce the District Centennial project. The plan is to build three houses with Habitat for Humanity, with sponsorships available. A special wine is being prepared by Stimson Lane. Rotarians and clubs will be able to order this premium wine beginning in the first quarter of 2004, with delivery in the third quarter. Wine will be sold by the case for $240 with a choice of Cabernet or Chardonnay. Sponsorships for the house building project are being accepted now. They range from a low of $1,500 to $20,000.

Thought for the Week

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.


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BBRC Members have the great opportunity to “Ride Through America’s Past,” as Eric LeMay brings a program about his grandfather’s largest display of automobiles now showing in Tacoma. The 2400-car show is the backdrop for the presentation as Eric explores their place in the history of the 21st Century. Bring a guest, a prospective member to the Glendale Country Club this Friday! A delicious buffet breakfast, exciting club activities and this fine program will herald another Friday morning at the BBRC!

Members who have outstanding balances will be receiving emails requesting that they tidy up of their accounts prior to the next quarterly billing, coming October 1. Please note the contents and remember the club’s billing address: BBRC, PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003. Thank you!

He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. – Seneca Indian Proverb

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