Hanford—A Future Worth Fighting For

Columbia Riverkeeper and Balance Media (Production), Kiliii Yuyan and Balance Media (Footage), Simone Anter (Narrator) | 2019 | 3 min.

2021 Official Selection

Tribal nations, including the Yakama Nation, have treaty-protected rights to use and inhabit the Hanford site–an area half the size of Rhode Island–and the Columbia River. Hanford is the most toxic place in America. A legacy of WWII and the Cold War, Hanford–and the groundwater below–contains some of the most toxic and radioactive pollution on Earth. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy proposes to abandon dangerous nuclear waste buried in massive underground tanks. Hanford might be the most toxic place in America, but it is a place worth fighting for.

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