Governor Chris Gregoire: 24 Years Leading Washington’s Fight for Hanford Cleanup
This presentation chronicles Chris Gregoire’s legacy of advocating for Washington’s interests in cleaning up Hanford. As the director of the Department of Ecology in 1989, she sought state regulation at Hanford and negotiated a cleanup schedule with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. In her 12 years as Washington Attorney General and 8 years as Governor, she has lead state efforts to safely dispose hazardous waste and clean up contaminated facilities, soil, and groundwater at Hanford. Speaker, Erika Holmes, community outreach and environmental education specialist for the Department of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program, has worked extensively with Hanford subject matter experts to share important cleanup information with the public. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.