Monks Lead Protest Against Nuclear Energy

Peace Walk

Peace Walk

A group of about 20 people led by Buddhist monks walked 14 miles round-trip to the Hanford site to protest the use of nuclear energy.

The two Buddhist monks from Bainbridge Island, WA started the march with prayer and songs.

The other protesters from around the Northwest brought signs with them and pictures about how nuclear energy is bad for the Earth.

This is the sixth year the group has walked to the southern part of the Hanford site to protest the use of nuclear energy at the Columbia Generating Station.

This year, the group was also raising awareness about the work conditions employees at the Hanford site are put through, and want to ensure their safety as they work at the former nuclear site.

The group will be viewing a documentary entitled "Fukushima Never Again" a the Shalom United Church of Christ in Richland starting at 7:00 P.M.