The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States’ most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, January 10 at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford’s plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.
A panel moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres will explore some of the major challenges that remain at Hanford and answer audience questions about the Hanford site. The panel will include Dirk Dunning, a recently retired Hanford expert from the Oregon Department of Energy, Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper, and Damon Motz-Storey, Clean Energy Organizer for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
For a short primer, you are invited to check out this short 4-minute film about Hanford: http://columbiariverkeeper.org/our-work/hanford-main-2/
GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, January 10, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Cost – Pay what you can; $10 suggested donation
More info: http://gorgeowned.org
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