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Alarms Set Off At Hanford After Instruments Detect Rise In Toxic Brew

by Tom Banse Northwest News Network | April 18, 2016 5:15 p.m.

An apparent surge in leakage from a huge tank of radioactive waste set off alarms at the Hanford nuclear site in south-central Washington. This involves an aging, double-shelled tank that contractors were slowly pumping out.

On Sunday, instruments detected a sharp rise of toxic brew in the space between the inner and outer tank shells. The Washington Department of Ecology said in a statement Monday that it has […]

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Environmental assessment reveals true costs of Shasta Dam raise

A Water Resources Investigation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SLWRI DEIS) released by the United States Bureau of Reclamation can not hide the destructive impacts of the proposed increase in the height of the Shasta Dam, argues Friends of the River in a recent briefing. These include the threats it poses to the Winnemem Wintu Homeland for a second time.

The Bureau claims that spending more than a billion dollars to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet will provide additional water […]

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Nestle Chairman says Water is Not a Human Right

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In a candid interview for the documentary We Feed the World, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water isn’t a human right. He attacks the idea that nature is good, and says it is a great achievement that humans are now able to resist nature’s dominance. He attacks organic agriculture and says genetic modification is better.

Nestlé is the world’s biggest bottler of water. Brabeck claims – correctly – that […]

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Our View: Transparency needed on transportation projects

The public has the right to know what the state and its private roadwork partners are up to.

April 3, 2013 | Portland Press Herald

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Back in 2010, the Legislature created an exemption to the state’s right-to-know law that you could drive a truck through.

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A group responds to Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro Corp., while he addresses more than 700 people during a public meeting at Foxcroft Academy in […]

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A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control: A Pennsylvania Judge Holds That Corporations Are Not “Persons”

Democracy School in Dover-Foxcroft

This democracy school by CELDF was brought to Dover-Foxcroft by members of Stop the East-West Corridor. There will be another school on April 5 and 6th, followed by a rights-based-ordinance workshop on April 7th. Visit our calendar for details.

Citizens and Activists Learn About U.S. Government System

by WABI-TV5 News Desk | March 8th 2013

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Dover-Foxcroft – Concerned citizens and activists had a chance to learn more about the United States government […]

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New groundwater treatment facility at Hanford site

Aug 09, 2012

Tracci Dial NBC News

NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. – The Department of Energy celebrated the completion of a project designed to accelerate the cleanup of groundwater on the Hanford site Thursday.

The facility took about two years to complete and came in $40 million under budget.

200 West Pump and Treat Systems is expected to treat 25 billion gallons of water over the next 25 years and remove over 100,000 pounds of contaminants from the groundwater.

According […]

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First of Hanford’s highly radioactive sludge moved away from river

 

U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY NEWS RELEASE – Workers have started moving highly radioactive material, called sludge, away from the Columbia River, marking a significant milestone in the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cleanup of the Hanford Site in Washington State.

Today, DOE contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CH2M HILL) safely transferred the first large container of highly radioactive sludge from a basin next to a former plutonium production reactor to dry storage in the center […]

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Washington nuclear plant (on Columbia River) a step closer to new license

Washington nuclear plant a step closer to new license

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The only commercial nuclear power plant in the Northwest is one step closer to a new, 20-year license.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today ssued its final supplemental environmental impact statement for renewing the operating license for Columbia Generating Station.

The south-central Washington plant provides about 3 percent of the region’s power, roughly enough electricity for 1 million homes. Its current license expires in 2023.

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Nuke board leader says technical problems challenge Hanford plant

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3:11 PM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A waste treatment plant under construction at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is vital to cleaning up the contaminated site, but unresolved technical problems with its design challenge its ability to operate safely and efficiently, the chairman of a federal nuclear board said Thursday.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Board, which makes safety recommendations about the nation’s nuclear facilities, was in Washington for its second public hearing over the plant, which […]

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