CONTAMINATED government fallout is a layered exploration of the tens of thousands affected by illnesses, and the secrets that were kept by the United States Government at the Hanford Nuclear Site.
Contamination is what has happened to the people and the land in southeastern Washington State. This is where I was born. This is where my family lives. In 1942 my Grandfather Willie arrived as one of the first surveyors on the project working for the US Governments, “The Manhattan Project ''. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation produced plutonium for the first nuclear bombs used during World War II.
The US Government had such poor records of what was done or not done to protect employees that the US Department of Labor now has the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). This Act now pays out employees who have specific types of illnesses related to exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. If you lived in the area during WWII or the Cold War when radioactive iodine was released into the air and became sick then you could also be involved in the Downwinder vs US Government, which settled after 24 years in 2015.
The Hanford Site is the largest environmental cleanup representing two-thirds of the nation’s high-level radioactive waste by volume. After the reactors were decommissioned at the end of the Cold War, years of weapons production left behind 53 million US gallons of high-level radioactive waste.