Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wants to Become a Park – Part 2

Map from Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the Tri-City Development Council, the DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization (CRO)

In Part 1 of this report the history of Hanford and the legislation supporting a new National Park, with sections of it slated for privatization are described. In Part 2, the issue with toxic pollutants entering groundwater, along with other objections are covered. Map from Public Comment Period Fact Sheet – EA-071215 – Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Land Conveyance […]

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Comparing Radiation Therapy with exposure levels: Doing the math

250 mSv level

When the oncology team informs you that you need to receive adjuvant therapy for cancer treatment, it sounds scary–really scary, especially if it is mixed with periodic chemotherapy—and it comes after several major surgeries. Usually the cancer patient is told it will help ensure that mutant cells, which are vulnerable to things like radiation, are destroyed. The goal is to […]

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