WHAT: The Area: A Journey through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Documentary film and discussion with Cameron Salony.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex (1914 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, Ore.)
This is the first installment of the Portland State University Sustainable Solutions Seminar Series.
Featured Speaker: Cameron Salony
A recent graduate from Utah State University, Cameron Salony accepts a job with the Department of Energy at Hanford and soon finds that his new workplace is a former site of plutonium production during WWII and the Cold War, but today is part of the world's largest environmental cleanup. However, he soon realizes that the history runs even deeper at Hanford as he meets with members of local tribes whose ancestors inhabited the region thousands of years before settlers began moving into the area in the 1860s. Eventually the government would take the land from both the Native Americans and the settlers for war purposes in the 1940s. Today some of the best-educated scientists and engineers in the country are working together to clean up what remains after 45 years of plutonium production in an effort to restore the land. Join Cameron as he explores the history and issues of Hanford as he interviews local tribal members, citizen advisory board members, former and current workers, Hanford management, regulators and more.
This event is free and open to the public.
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