SOP, Hanford: Our River Runs Through It

A panel moderated by Columbia Riverkeeper’s Dan Serres

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States’ most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford’s plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach. The panel will be moderated by Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper (CRK).

Dan Serres began working with Columbia Riverkeeper in 2005 as the lead organizer in a successful campaign to protect the Columbia River Estuary, forests, and farmland from the Bradwood Landing and Oregon LNG Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) proposals. Since 2009, he has been CRK’s Conservation Director where his work has broadened to protecting the Columbia River from a fossil fuel export proposals. He is a fourth-generation Oregonian, born and raised outside of Oregon City. Dan’s background is in Earth Systems science, and he received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University.

Link to 4-minute short film about Hanford:

Event Details:
GO Sense of Place
When – Wednesday, January 10, 7PM
Where -Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Cost – $5-$10 suggested donation
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