Friday, August 18, 2006

Oregon & Umatillas Join Hanford Natural Resource Damage Lawsuit

Tri-City Herald - By Annette Cary
"Published July 20, 2006

The state of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are joining a lawsuit over natural resource damage at the Hanford nuclear reservation. All members of the Hanford Natural Resource Trustee Council, except those representing the federal government, now are plaintiffs in the lawsuit or have filed to become plaintiffs. The council is made up of governments with authority under the Superfund law to seek legal damages for injury to natural resources at Hanford."