June 2005

Hanford Probe

June 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

Since I havent had the time to compile the information….. Hanford probe urged in Congress By Shannon Dininny The Associated Press YAKIMA — In the latest embarrassing setback to the federal government’s largest construction project, a congressional subcommittee is calling for an investigation into a multibillion-dollar waste-treatment plant at south-central Washington’s Hanford nuclear reservation. Paul Anderson, a spokesman for the General Accounting Office, confirmed yesterday that the Republican chairman, Rep. David Hobson of Ohio, and ranking Democrat, Rep. Peter Visclosky of Indiana, on the House appropriations subcommittee on energy and water requested an audit of the project in a letter dated June 24. Meanwhile, U.S. Department of Energy officials said yesterday they have halted construction on parts of the plant most affected by concerns about seismic instability, in light of a review released earlier this year. There are legal, enforceable milestones that require that the plant be built by 2009, and “we are prepared to enforce those milestones unless the Department of Energy submits a change request that clearly justifies the need […]

Hanford Exposure

June 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

The question upon most everyones mind always seems to ring the same– Why would you want to go to such a place? My answer is simple enough. I think that it is important to understand however difficult it might be, that there are a lot of things that this country has done and will do to keep itself on top of the capitalist food chain. We managed to get to the top very quickly as far as world history goes and most of that is directly due to our mass collection of weapons of mass destruction, which most of the plutonium was manufactured right here in Washington State at the Hanford plant. I am not going to get into specifics with this article as my feeling is that as a writer my job is to get you interested in what all of this means and you can seek out the information. Ill finish this in a sec….

Solstice

June 22, 2005 // 0 Comments

I feel as times like life is just passing me by and I am just sitting here touring the life of Tim Hogg. Here we are the first day of summer, my father’s birthday and the day just seemed to cruise right by me once again. It seems like just yesterday I was going to college for the first time, falling into a hole and breaking my ankle, hearing one of my ex-girlfriends got married or graduating college. Life is particular that way. The summer equinox always seems to bring a change in tides for me-soon the weather here in Seattle will start to get worlds nicer, people will be out in the open wanting to do more things, life will sprout once again. I must admit that I have been feeling slightly down lately because I still can’t seem to control how fast these days seem to move forward. I spend most of my time wanting to just catch a moment and relax, but then I find that I have spent […]

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