NH #256: WA’s Hanford Site Radiological Dangers w/Gerry Pollet, West Lake/EPA Protests

This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • How bad is the radioactive threat of the Hanford Site in SE Washington State?  Learn the facts, worthy of a Halloween horror house, from attorney Gerry Pollet, Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest, a 16,000 member citizens’ watchdog group for the cleanup of Hanford.

You Are There at the Front Lines of the N. St. Louis West Lake/EPA Protest:

  • Nuclear Hotseat special correspondents Terra Johnson-Douglas and Sue Lorel interview protesters outside the monthly community meeting to explain what’s the latest nightmare with the illegally buried WWII highly radioactive nuclear weapons waste sitting next to an unquenchable five-year-old underground fire bearing down on it – NOT the plot device of the next Tom Cruise/”Mission Impossible” film.

Numnutz of the Week:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch throws a whopping 18,500+ words into promoting cherry-picked “experts” trying to convince people facing the radiological threat of the West Lake Landfill that – eh! – the radiation there is “no big deal.”  Oh yeah?  Buy a house and raise your kids there there, editors! 


A hole in the heart of the anti-nuclear movement at the passing of Michael Mariotte, President and Executive Director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, or NIRS, who passed away on Monday, May 16, after a long battle with prostate cancer.  Donations in his memory can be sent to the Michael Mariotte Legacy Fund.  Here are tributes by Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Graham Nash, recorded for Michael’s Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony in November 2014:

The Missing Link: