23 October 2009

Object to No Enforcability in the Hanford Settlement - Sign this petition!!!

Hello Heart of America Northwest Supporters!
As many of you know, Hanford is the most contaminated site in the western hemisphere, with 53 million gallons of High-Level Nuclear Waste sitting in tanks that have already leaked one million gallons, contaminating the soil and 120 square miles of groundwater. Even without additional wastes imported to the site, as proposed in the upcoming Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) this year, a conservative estimate is that the contaminated groundwater will reach the Columbia River in 25-50 years. The effects of contamination at Hanford are already evident, and the additional impacts to human and environmental health not only from the contaminated groundwater reaching the River, but also from adding waste to the site, would be catastrophic.
We need your signature!

Please sign this petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/HOANW/petition.html) addressed to the Governors of Washington and Oregon to stop use of Hanford as a national waste dump to make existing documents more enforceable by including language to clean-up the existing waste before adding more!
Let’s protect the health of the Columbia River, the last major spawning grounds for Chinook salmon, and the health of humans and the environment for future generations!
Click to sign on to the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/HOANW/petition.html

We appreciate your on-going support!


  1. this is important because adding more waste on top of what we are already trying to clean up puts more fuel into the fire imposing further detrimental effects.

  2. too true, everyone support this petition! It only takes 45 seconds to sign!