What is gogreentricities.org?
Go Green Tri-Cities highlights green businesses, organizations, resources, and events in the Tri-Cities, WA. It was created using funds raised for environmentally related activities and events in the Mid-Columbia under the direction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network. The purpose is to promote eco-friendly living by presenting options available in the area, including information on a variety of businesses that offer green products and services. Sponsors this year include City of Richland, Energy Northwest, Tri-City Herald, Bechtel, Benton County Solid Waste, City of Pasco, Green Built/ Home Builders Assoc., TiLite, US Linen, and KURION, Inc. Read More...
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Up-Coming Events (for more, go to the Calendar)
Check out the event calendars for these outdoor activities groups:
More on our Community page/ outdoors recreation
Columbia Kayak Adventures: www.columbiakayakadventures.com
Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges http://friendsofmcrwr.org/
Fun, Fit and Over Fifty: www.ffofc.org
InterMountain Alpine Club: www.imacnw.org
Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society: www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org
REACH Museum tours http://visitthereach.org/2015-tours/
Tapteal Greenway http://tapteal.org/calendar/
Public Comments Wanted:
The Dept. of Ecology will lead development of Washington's plan, in partnership with the Department of Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission, and we want to hear from you.
Outdoor Container Storage
Public comment period Aug. 3 through Sept. 18, 2015.
Ecology invites you to comment on a proposed change to Hanford’s Dangerous Waste Permit. The proposed modification is to close the FS-1 Outdoor Container Storage Area next to Trench 34 at the 218-W-5 burial ground in central Hanford.
Why It Matters
The FS-1 outdoor container storage area is next to Trench 34 of the Low-Level Burial Grounds in Hanford’s 200 West Area. This storage area was never authorized for use through the Hanford Permit. It has not stored waste since 2008.
The Permittees have agreed through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-issued Consent Agreement and Final Order to close it. In October 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office submitted a Class 3 permit change request to add the FS-1 Outdoor Container Storage Area closure plan to the Hanford Permit. This comment period is the second portion of the Class 3 modification.
A public meeting is not scheduled, but if there is enough interest, Ecology will consider holding one. To request a hearing or for more information, contact:
Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Permit modification
3100 Port of Benton Blvd., Richland, WA 99354
Hanford Public Involvement Survey results available online
- How people want to receive information about Hanford
- How far in advance people would like to be notified of activities
- The quality of public involvement activities (meetings, workshops, events, etc.)
- The quality of Tri-Party agency notices and presentations
- The effectiveness of meeting times and locations
- Interest in specific Hanford topics