I stumbled upon this really informative web site last night and ended up staying up past midnight reading some of the surprising and shocking details of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation history. Also amazing photos and film footage you'll want to see.

(Photo Hanford Declassified Document Retrieval System Website)

This project was originally commissioned for the Cornish College of the Arts ART | ACTIVISM 2002 Visiting Artist Series. Special thanks to Adrian Van Egmond at Cornish College of the Arts for organizing this series and installation. Please click here for an installation view of this project.

Safe As Mother's Milk: The Hanford Project is dedicated in memory to Arlene Booth, a family friend who lived near Hanford Reservation during her childhood in the 1940s and 50s. Her father was one of the many workers at the facility. Arlene died of cancer in the early 1990s. She felt that her cancer was directly related to radiation exposure and other contaminant by-products resulting from growing up in such close proximity to the facility.

I found the information about the "Green Run" particularly interesting since my Grandparents both lived and worked here during those days. BTW my Grandmother passed away from a rare type of lung cancer and never smoked a day in her life. I'm guessing the "Green Run" may have had something to do with it!

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