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1 QUICK DESIGN GUIDE (--THIS SECTION DOES NOT PRINT--) This PowerPoint 2007 template produces a 36x48 inch professional poster. You can use it to create your research poster and save valuable time placing titles, subtitles, text, and graphics. We provide a series of online tutorials that will guide you through the poster design process and answer your poster production questions. To view our template tutorials, go online to PosterPresentations.com and click on HELP DESK. When you are ready to print your poster, go online to PosterPresentations.com. Need Assistance? Call us at Object Placeholders Using the placeholders To add text, click inside a placeholder on the poster and type or paste your text. To move a placeholder, click it once (to select it). Place your cursor on its frame, and your cursor will change to this symbol Click once and drag it to a new location where you can resize it. Section Header placeholder Click and drag this preformatted section header placeholder to the poster area to add another section header. Use section headers to separate topics or concepts within your presentation. Text placeholder Move this preformatted text placeholder to the poster to add a new body of text. Picture placeholder Move this graphic placeholder onto your poster, size it first, and then click it to add a picture to the poster. RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION DESIGN © Student discounts are available on our Facebook page. Go to PosterPresentations.com and click on the FB icon. QUICK TIPS (--THIS SECTION DOES NOT PRINT--) This PowerPoint template requires basic PowerPoint (version 2007 or newer) skills. Below is a list of commonly asked questions specific to this template. If you are using an older version of PowerPoint some template features may not work properly. Template FAQs Verifying the quality of your graphics Go to the VIEW menu and click on ZOOM to set your preferred magnification. This template is at 100% the size of the final poster. All text and graphics will be printed at 100% their size. To see what your poster will look like when printed, set the zoom to 100% and evaluate the quality of all your graphics before you submit your poster for printing. Modifying the layout This template has four different column layouts. Right-click your mouse on the background and click on LAYOUT to see the layout options. The columns in the provided layouts are fixed and cannot be moved but advanced users can modify any layout by going to VIEW and then SLIDE MASTER. Importing text and graphics from external sources TEXT: Paste or type your text into a pre-existing placeholder or drag in a new placeholder from the left side of the template. Move it anywhere as needed. PHOTOS: Drag in a picture placeholder, size it first, click in it and insert a photo from the menu. TABLES: You can copy and paste a table from an external document onto this poster template. To adjust the way the text fits within the cells of a table that has been pasted, right-click on the table, click FORMAT SHAPE then click on TEXT BOX and change the INTERNAL MARGIN values to Modifying the color scheme To change the color scheme of this template go to the DESIGN menu and click on COLORS. You can choose from the provided color combinations or create your own. © 2013 PosterPresentations.com 2117 Fourth Street, Unit C Berkeley CA The Hanford nuclear reservation, a former plutonium production site and current nuclear waste site, is one of the most contaminated sites in North America, and is currently undergoing one of the largest environmental remediation efforts ever undertaken. This effort poses the technologically and scientifically difficult challenge of cleaning millions of tons of soil, water, and industrial facilities. Hanford also presents a complex sociopolitical challenge, however, that involves negotiating both the troubling legacies of the past including the history of intentional releases of Iodine- 131 and other radionuclides during the cold war and U.S.-American Indian relations in the regionand the urgencies of the presentincluding large cuts in government funding. It also involves very different anticipations of the future. Given the long half-lives of many of the contaminants at Hanford, long-term anticipation and imagination is implicit in much of technoscientific, sociocultural, and political activity that surrounds this site, and understanding how these different futures shape nuclear waste sites is the central concern of this project. It will pay particular attention to how various conceptions of intergenerational ethics or justice are formed and mobilized, implicitly and explicitly, by the subjects of this study. This project will attempt to use insights gained from an ethnography of the Hanford nuclear reservation to attempt to understand not only the long term implications of remediation efforts, but also the implications of different ways of thinking (or not- thinking) in the long-term about the environmental legacy that is being left to posterity. In a context of continuing environmental devastation on local, regional, and global scales, ethnographies of both environmental remediation and intergenerational consciousness will be crucial to building a critical understandingand a critical politicsof the future. IntroductionField Sites This investigation will take the form of an ethnographic fieldwork in Richland, WA and the surrounding region, along with interviews with experts and other relevant actors around the country. I plan to engage stakeholders, scientists, engineers, activists, and policymakers involved with remediation efforts at Hanford in conversations about they see the past and future of the site affecting the present situation at Hanford, and their work in particular. I will also rely on the analysis of documents and other information produced by government agencies and other important actors, participant observation at key meetings and events, and comparative analyses, for which other waste sites such as the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico and Sellafield in the U.K. will likely be particularly important. Methods 1.How are future imaginaries generated in the present, and how do they affect contemporary politics and knowledge production relevant to nuclear waste and remediation? 2.How are intergenerational ethics negotiated in debates about environmental remediation and nuclear waste? Research Problems Contact Information Hanford Nuclear Reservation Since plutonium production ended in the late 1980s, Hanford has become one of the largest environmental remediation efforts in the world. It also houses an operating low level radioactive waste dump, and a national laboratory, and has had a major effect on efforts to site a national high-level nuclear waste repository. Hanford has recently been in the news because several large tanks of radioactive wastes were found to be leaking into the soil, even as a large portion of Hanfords workforce was scheduled to be terminated or furloughed because of sequestration. It is located on the Columbia River in Washington State. PhD. Student, Science and Technology Studies Pedro de la Torre III Contaminated Futures: Intergenerational Ethics and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Richland, WA This small city borders the Hanford nuclear radiation, and houses many of the remediation workers, scientists, and other involved with the day to day work of the site. It is also the home of the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology, and most of the stakeholder and public involvement activities related to site cleanup. This is likely where I would reside during the vast majority of my fieldwork. Activities & Questions Attending Hanford Advisory Board Meetings What are the political dynamics of stakeholder governance of site? What are the key controversies? Semi-structured interviews What kind of intergenerational ethics are used or implied by subjects? How do subjects generate anticipations, predictions, and representations of the future, and how do they impact their politics and knowledge production practices? Attend meetings of relevant organizations & movements What kinds of politics (and, thus, intergenerational ethics and future imaginaries) are left out of stakeholder processes? Examine archives How have future imaginaries surrounding Hanford changed and why? Hanford site tours How is the historical legacy of Hanford being crafted by the DoE? Attend community meetings & events How have the activities at Hanford shaped the future imaginaries and present situation of various communities? Attend relevant hearings and events in Washington, DC What is the relationship between remediation efforts at Hanford and national policy and politics surrounding nuclear waste and environmental cleanup? Basic research and project design currently underway Preliminary field site visit planned for early June Current Stage of Research


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