|AAUW October Meeting|
Vert Club Room
345 SW 4th St, Pendleton
Pendleton, OR 97801
The American Association of University Women's general membership meeting and program is held on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:00 pm in the Vert Club Room. This month's program, due to Pendleton's proximity to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, may be of interest to the general public, who are welcome to attend. The program "Hanford: Myth V. Reality" is presented by Randy Bradbury, Communication Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program. Also, this month the Pendleton branch is pleased to host Georgia Applegate, AAUW of Oregon State President and Lucy Hutchens, AAUW northeast Oregon District Director. Georgia joins us from the Grants Pass area and Lucy lives in Vale. For additional information please contact Marlene at 541-276-7596.
The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington - called the most contaminated site in North America - presents a paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. The site borders the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River - made a National Monument because of the Reach's pristine beauty. Understanding Hanford requires more knowledge than recent headlines about leaking radioactive waste tanks and missed cleanup deadlines. Speakers will cover some Hanford history, provide an update on the progress and challenges of the cleanup efforts and explain the importance of citizen involvement in the cleanup decisions.