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Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Site, located in Eastern Washington, is home to nine nuclear reactors that produced 60% of the plutonium that fueled the US’s nuclear weapons arsenal. Though the reactors are no longer in operation, the radioactive waste they produced continues to pose a major challenge to public health. The nuclear waste created at Hanford poses a threat to the Columbia River and beyond. Hanford is currently the largest environmental cleanup project in the world. Educating the public about the environmental and public health threats posed by Hanford has been a priority for WPSR for decades.

Our education initiatives include: