Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility



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The focus of this summary is how groundwater has been impacted by weapons production at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Groundwater is water contained in subterranean deposits and can be a significant source for irrigation, drinking, industrial uses, and cooling. An estimated 200-square miles of groundwater beneath Hanford are contaminated, with 80-square miles contaminated above drinking water standards.

This research was completed money allocated during Round 6 of the Citizens’ Monitoring and Technical Assessment Fund (MTA Fund). Clark University was named conservator of these works.

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Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility




nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Handout: Groundwater Cleanup at Hanford: Will Public Health Be Protected?



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