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The Inequities of Hanford Speaker Series: Gerry Pollet

October 9, 2013
Seattle, Washington

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street

While Hanford is the most contaminated site in the Western hemisphere, most Washington residents know very little about the former plutonium processing facility. With 56 million gallons of radioactive waste stored in leaking underground tanks and heading towards the Columbia River, Hanford cannot remain shrouded in secrecy.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is working with Hanford Challenge and the Environmental Health and Public Policy class taught by UW professor Dr. Holly Barker to bring a series of speakers to the Burke Museum. The series focuses on the legacies and clean-up challenges linked to the Hanford facility. This speaking series focuses on the legacies and clean-up challenges linked to the Hanford facility.

WA State Senator Gerry Pollet will discuss the ways that legislators can influence the clean-up process at Hanford. In addition to his legislative work, Senator Pollet founded and directs Heart of America NW, a non-profit focused on Hanford.

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