Washington Congressional Delegation Urges President-Elect Trump to Prioritize Hanford Cleanup, Worker Health, Tri-Cities’ Safety
January 9, 2017
“This work is essential to protecting the health and safety of the Tri-Cities community, the Columbia River, Washington state and our nation.”
As posted on the website of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Democratic News section. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) is the Ranking Member (Minority/Democrat) on the Committee.
The mess that is Hanford -- the worst radioactively contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere -- is due to military reprocessing, to extract plutonium for use in the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.
Article originally appeared on Beyond Nuclear (http://www.beyondnuclear.org/).
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