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Hanford Nuclear Site Talk

Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Did you know that you live downstream 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. Vast amounts of contamination left over from plutonium production continue to challenge state and federal agencies tasked with cleaning up the site. Come speak with representatives from the Oregon Department of Energy, Washington Department of Ecology and the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board as
they discuss the state of cleanup, site history, current issues and progress, and how this site affects you!

Gilfillan Auditorium (campus map)
Rebecca Rubenstrunk
ssi.outreach at oregonstate.edu
Student Sustainability Initiative
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