StoryCorps Northwest: A Boyhood Dream at “Camp”
Imagine an idyllic childhood. You play in the woods and climb trees, or splash in the creek and catch frogs. You’re surrounded by a dozen homes that look just like yours, and inside each one are kids to play with, or adults who give you ice cream. But about 400 yards away is a uranium mill. For StoryCorps Northwest, Doug Sly tells his friend Terry Kinzel about growing up near a yellow cake mill in Ford, Washington.
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The discovery of high levels of radon gas has forced more than 100 workers at Hanford to move their offices. This follows a series of radioactive contamination issues at that same demolition project on the southeast Washington nuclear site. Continue Reading Radon Gas Forces More Than 100 Hanford Workers To Move
While Washington lawmakers have vowed to protect net neutrality, thousands of people in rural communities still lack access to high speed internet. That may change if a big budget proposal goes through this year. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Propose $300 Million For Rural Broadband Access