Topic: Cleaning up the Legacy of the Manhattan Project in Washington
During the rush to develop the atomic bomb and the subsequent Cold War there were many great achievements at the Hanford Reservation in the state of Washington. Unfortunately, there now are many legacies that the current and future generations must clean up. During its active period there were nine production reactors that generated plutonium, five chemical processing canyons for extraction of plutonium, and many other support facilities on the 586 square mile site. This presentation will discuss the cleanup and demolition of these facilities, as well as what must be done to deal with the waste left from its earlier mission.
Speaker: Richard Roblee, CIH, CSP
Dick Roblee is a 1981 graduate from UW-Whitewater with over 30 years of experience in the health and safety fields. His career has included working in the utility industry at Wisconsin Electric, consulting for the Idaho OSHA 21D Program, working in the aerospace industry at Goodrich, and working as a government contractor for the Department of Energy in Idaho and Washington. Currently, he is the lead industrial hygienist for a division of CH2M Hill (DOE Contractor) in Washington where he is serving as the safety and health manager for a decontamination and demolition project at the Hanford Reservation.
Date & Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour / Networking (Meet at lower level bar)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Program
Location: Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018
Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. 83S (Exit 287) in Delafield. Go 2 blocks south of interchange and turn left on Hillside Drive. Follow Hillside for 1 mile, going past the theater and Home Depot. Brewhaus is at the top of the hill on the right.
Cost: $30.00 Includes dinner buffet (slow-simmered BBQ ribs, broiled cod fillets, marinated grilled chicken plus dessert) tax and gratuity.
Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete a reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Monday 11-10-14. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by November 12th or your check will not be returned.