U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site Cleanup Project
Ecology’s presentation will overview the history, current progress, and challenges of Hanford cleanup efforts. Erika will also cover Washington state’s regulation of cleanup at the nuclear site, and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions.
Erika Holmes is a Community Outreach and Environmental Education Specialist for the Department of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program. She has over two years’ experience with Ecology where she has worked extensively with Hanford subject matter experts to share important cleanup information with the public. To increase youth awareness and action about Hanford, she’s engaged many students throughout the Northwest with classroom outreach and hands-on projects that offer youth usable knowledge and experience for their futures. She previously worked as a technical editor on Hanford cleanup documents. Erika has a Bachelor’s degree in visual art and a Master’s degree in technical communication from Eastern Washington University. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and fishing the Pacific Northwest.
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