29th – 30th July, 2011

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  1. Ann says:

    I was looking at the weather link you posted – I could see how the winds were blowing from the south and now from the north west and I wondered where Hanford was.

    There is a lot of info and interest in Nuclear radiation in Hanford. According to this link:
    http://archive.greenpeace.org/comms/nukes/chernob/rep02.html
    December – 2-1949: A US experiment “Green Run” contaminated communities up to 70 miles away from the Hanford nuclear weapons complex (USA). Apparently the wind blew some of that radiation into southern BC.

    Then, I looked up “green run” and came on this link:
    http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Green+Run+-+Hanford
    Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation that released somewhere between 7,000 and 12,000 curies of iodine-131 into the air on December 2-3, 1949.

    It’s a really interesting website. Thanks for your infomation

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Ann,
    I looked at your links. Who knew? So many nuclear incidents over the last 60 odd years!
    Re: Green Run and other leaks from Hanford: I remember Lyle McWilliams the local NDP MP in the early 90’s called for the Government to look into the effects from such exposures. Don’t know if anything ever came of it. I’ll have to check on it.
    Thanks for the input
    Gord