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By Jim Link

Hanford story wants to turn us into wimps

Letter to the Community


To the Editor:

As I read the “hit piece” on Hanford in a recent edition of The Sentinel, a feeling came over me that the writer is following an agenda to turn us—descendants of courageous, adventurous Oregon Trail Pioneers, proud, forward-looking creators of the stuff that fueled the nuclear bomb that ended Second World War—into wimps. (Wimp: a cowardly or unadventurous individual.)

If you believe the scientific community that created the atom bomb isn’t capable of dealing with the consequences of the process that created it, you are part of a generation that got that trophy for just showing up. Educators failed you. The community at Hanford did what they had to do to create...

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