Nick Ceto - "The Hanford Story"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA




Join former Project Manager with the Department of Energy Nick Ceto for a discussion of "The Hanford Story." This Emmy Award winning  multi-media presentation gives a glimpse of Hanford's past, the extensive clean up efforts, and the future of such a controversial site. After the short film Nick will provide first hand knowledge for Question and Answer and time permitting, will also discuss the Hanford Reach national monument and the REACH interpretive Center. 

“A lot of the people come here with a lot of questions,
and a lot of people come here with some concerns.” 
Rich Buel, Department of Energy
This quote by Rich Buel, a Department of Energy employee, summarizes a common public view of the Hanford site in southeastern Washington State.
Many in the Pacific Northwest region are aware the site exists; but what really happens in this “secret” place known as Hanford?  In response to these questions and concerns, the Department of Energy created The Hanford Story, a multi-media presentation of several chapters.  This documentary takes a look at a complex, historical location and makes it understandable for the general public by providing an outline and basic information on the Hanford site. 
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About the Speaker

Nick is an Environmental Scientist living in Leavenworth who has worked for nearly 40 years on environmental cleanup projects across the U.S. and abroad.  His career includes work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and providing consulting services to government and industry.  Nick has managed several of the largest Superfund Site cleanups in the U.S. and has provided technical assistance on environmental matters to a number of foreign governments, including Russia, Hungary, Thailand, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ghana.  Currently Nick is working on reclamation of abandoned uranium mines on Navajo lands in Arizona.  From 2002 until 2008 Nick managed EPA’s Hanford/INEL project office in Richland, Washington where he had responsibility for oversight of the Hanford and Idaho National Engineering Lab cleanups.  In 2008 he moved to the Department of Energy as Program Manager for their cleanup planning activities. After retiring from the U.S. DOE in 2011, Nick worked for 3 more years consulting on Hanford cleanup issues.