This summer, advocacy and nuclear clean-up group Hanford Challenge is bringing its ice cream social party to Volunteer Park. According to the flyers posted around 15th Ave E, you can stop by the park Tuesday evening from 5-7p for free Half Pint ice cream, games — and some awareness on nuclear safety:
Our work: We work to hold Hanford accountable. We do this by protecting whistleblowers, promoting discovery of common ground among traditional opponents, conducting environmental sampling, and generating creative resolutions and collaborative opportunities for improving the cleanup. Our goal for Hanford is a site that performs its cleanup obligations in a transparent, efficient, creative manner at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer and in a fashion that protects health and safety, the environment, and future generations.
Hanford Challenge works closely with concerned employees, insiders, retired employees, and whistleblowers to assure that their voices can be safely heard within the Department of Energy and contractor communities. We conduct investigations and create public and private venues for disclosure and discussion. We use dialogue when possible to resolve conflict, and litigation when less contentious methods fail.
The decommissioned Hanford reactors along the Columbia river are considered to be the most contaminated in the nation.