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Virtual event brings together people impacted by U.S. nuclear legacy via The Fig Tree

For the virtual Washington-Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Week March 15 to 20, organizers gathered many groups affected by U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958, and survivors of other bombings and test sites, people impacted by … Continue reading

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Hanford companies agree to pay $58 million over alleged overcharging of taxpayers via Tri-City Herald

By Annette Carey The companies building the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford have agreed to pay nearly $58 million to the federal government to settle allegations that they billed the Department of Energy for fraudulent labor costs. Bechtel Corp. and its … Continue reading

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Why Scientists Fear a Chernobyl-Like Catastrophe Could Happen at Hanford via Columbia Riverkeeper

Join Columbia Riverkeeper and partners for a roundtable discussion about the frightening consequences that delayed cleanup could have at one of Hanford’s most high-risk facilities, the Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility (WESF), a place that houses one-third of all radioactivity … Continue reading

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug 19 2020 Unanimous decision denies the Trump Administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling in Washington’s favor OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

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American’s Chernobyl via Cited

SEASON 01: EPISODE 08 (PART 1 OF 2) America’s Chernobyl 00:00:0000:50:49AMERICA’S CHERNOBYLRewind Play Forward    Richland, Washington is a company town that sprang up almost overnight in the desert of southeastern Washington. Its employer is the federal government, and its product is plutonium. The … Continue reading

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The Bomb Was Never a One-Way Affair: Bringing Together Japanese and American Sufferers (webinar)

Thursday, August 6, 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. To register, please contact Yuki Miyamoto at ymiyamot@depaul.edu

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Lightning strikes ignite 9,000-acre fire on Hanford nuclear reservation mountain via Tri-City Herald

RICHLAND, WA Weekend lightning storms sparked several wildfires over the weekend at Hanford, including one that spread over 9,000 acres. None of the fires came close to any buildings or nuclear facilities. The one large fire was at Gable Mountain … Continue reading

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A nuclear waste site where the biggest fear isn’t radiation, but coronavirus via The Guardian

For more than a month, coronavirus has brought cleanup of a 586-square-mile decommissioned nuclear production complex in south-eastern Washington state to a near standstill. Most of the more than 11,000 employees at the Hanford site were sent home in late … Continue reading

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Report Slams Fed Oversight of Aging WA Nuclear Site via Public News Service

February 25, 2020 RICHLAND, Wash. — The federal government still has not addressed the aging facilities at one of North America’s most contaminated nuclear sites. That’s according to the Government Accountability Office, now slamming the Department of Energy’s response to a … Continue reading

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Cascadia Uranium Film Arts Festival, April 3-5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

For tickets and more information, see here.

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