Hanford Blog

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Company Visits Hanford

The Tokyo Electric Power Company visited the Hanford Site on January 17, 2013 to take a close look at groundwater treatment facilities and other cleanup technologies being used at the Hanford.

See a newsreel about their visit at http://youtu.be/o2ko2aDuPgA

See a photo gallery of their visit at http://www.hanford.gov/c.cfm/photogallery/gal.cfm/5AF94D45-7D89-4A45-B577-8041EE8AD39F

Friday, January 25, 2013

Word is getting out...to more people than ever before.

Hanford’s story -- history, present cleanup mission, and plans for the future -- are being communicated to a larger, younger and more diverse audience through the use of new and innovative methods. Hanford Story chapters are available on YouTube.

And through the use of the Hanford Site Speaker's Bureau program and interactive kiosks, a growing number of younger people and geographically diverse audiences are hearing about Hanford for the first time.

Two recent events highlight the Department of Energy’s focus on reaching new audiences.

Local media recently covered the successful Hanford Speakers Bureau program during a visit to Kiona-Benton High School in Benton City, Washington.

The speaker's program was established to bring tailored presentations on Hanford to specific groups. Since its inception in 2010, the program has reached nearly 7,000 people across seven states. The program has also pioneered a remote live-conference capability to reach audiences around the country.

Hanford speakers have proven to be a great tool in educating students. Discussions are led by a knowledgeable Hanford Site employee. Presentations feature stylized graphics and serve audiences in both schools and civic organizations. People have the opportunity to see Hanford in a whole new way through these mediums.

Also, the Emmy-award winning Hanford Story -- a series of chapters that delves into Hanford's history, present challenges, and cleanup projects -- helps audiences understand the overall effort at the Hanford Site.

As a proactive and fun delivery mechanism, Hanford Site communicators have commissioned two interactive “kiosks” for the public’s use. The kiosk offers the user the ability to watch any of the seven chapters at any time.

The Richland Public Library (Richland is the nearest city to Hanford) now hosts one of the Hanford Story kiosks in its lobby. There is another kiosk at the Richland Federal Building. Hanford is looking to find new venues for kiosks around Washington state and the region.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011