Continuing Saga of Hanford Clean-Up
Dr. Jim Trombold
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
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.
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
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.
for the Week
ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
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