February Seattle Discussion Group report
Below are links to topics and materials that came up during the course of our conversations based loosely around the theme of courage and Hanford.
Books and Resources Referenced in Discussion:
Participants talked about Anthropology Professor, Holly Barker’s 2/24 talk on the Marshall Islands and her work there. Some of her books were referenced. Here they are:
- Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World Looks like there are two editions, this one is available for pre-order
- The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report by Holly M. Barker and Barbara Rose Johnston
- Half-Lives & Half-Truths (Holly is a contributor)
The UW Bikini Island Bombing films can be found on YouTube:
We talked about the Documentary Film Arid Lands, filmed and produced by two Geography students about Hanford and the Tri-Cities. It is difficult to find copies of the film unless you order from Sidelong’s site. If people are interested I have a copy and can show it at my house sometime.
We referenced the film Atomic Café which apparently is the most-viewed documentary film in high-schools in the US.
We discussed Michele Gerber’s book On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, an excellent resource on the history of Hanford.
We talked about the work of environmental scientist Marco Kaltofen identifying hot particles. You can listen to an interview with Marco here. You can see the slides from his presentation to the American Public Health Association here.
We also referenced a map looking at Hanford’s global connections. Check out the “Hanford Reach” Interactive Map here.