posted on May, 17 2013 @ 02:38 PM
Here is a little more info on the National park proposal:
March 10 Daily News editorial
Perhaps the only way to get the federal government serious about cleaning up the nuclear waste at Hanford is to make the place a national park.
That seems to be the idea behind proposal revived Thursday by U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., They want to create a
multi-state “Manhattan Project National Historic Park” that would feature three sites that played central roles in the United States’
development of atomic weapons during World War II — the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the national laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los
The senators, like us, may have reached the conclusion that the only way to compel the federal government to decontaminate one of the nation’s most
toxic sites is to create a park and invite thousands of people to visit it. U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced their
immediate support. Both of New Mexico’s senators are also on board.
It might not be a bad idea if it really does cause the fed gov't to become more active in clean-up.
Off topic, My boyfriend and I were in Richland last month to celebrate the end of tax season and my birthday, and to also get some bike riding in
where the weather is nice. We were sitting at his auntie's house along the river and right next to a scrubby piece of land that the DOE owns when we
heard over a loud speaker, "Attention all personnel, attention all personnel something something something something..." We just couldn't make out
what was being said. Then we heard the whoop whoop whoop of a siren. It scared me. A lot. But, we noticed that nobody was fleeing the area and we
went inside to turn on the tv and there were no alerts.
It was straight-up 2:00 p.m. at the time so it had to be a drill. But, with the leaks at Hanford and the Columbia Generating Station nearby, I was
positive something bad was going on. They should warn the public when they do that sort of thing!