Cascade PI Network: Hanford - Beauty and the Beast! Pristine Beauty Meets Radioactive Cleanup

  • October 13, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • ODOT Region 1, 123 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR

Please join the Cascade Chapter for this "PI Network" professional development and networking event.

Presented by Ginger Wireman, Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist, Nuclear Waste Program, Washington State Department of Ecology

The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington has been called the most contaminated site in North America. It presents a paradox of massive contamination bordering the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River - made a National Monument because of the Reach's pristine beauty. Understanding Hanford requires more knowledge than recent headlines about leaking radioactive waste tanks and missed cleanup deadlines. Our speaker will cover some Hanford history, provide an update on the progress and challenges of the cleanup efforts, and explain the importance of citizen involvement in cleanup decisions.

Ginger has conducted outreach and education activities for the Washington State Department of Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program since 2001. She primarily supports communications for tank waste retrieval and groundwater issues related to Hanford cleanup. She is a certified Public Participation practitioner through IAP2 and works to improve engagement through her work and volunteer activities. She has an MS in Environmental Studies and a BA in Advertising from California State University Fullerton. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and watching her backyard chickens.

On street parking is available or use the NW 3rd & Davis SmartPark garage.

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