More nuclear cleanup funds promised
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The Department of Energy on Wednesday said it would ask for an additional $433 million to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.

The original fiscal year 2003 request was $1.46 billion. This proposal came under criticism from state officials and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.).

The new request would restore funding to about $2 billion. The department says this would speed up the cleanup process by at least 35 years.

The reservation is built on former tribal land still used by area tribes for gathering and other purposes.

Get the Story:
More funds promised to accelerate Hanford cleanup (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 3/7)
Feds allot more money for cleanup at Hanford (AP 3/7)

Relevant Links:
Revised tribal policy, Department of Energy -
Indian Nations Program, Hanford Site -
Cultural and Historic Resource Program, Hanford Site -
Tribal Nations Involvement, Office of Environmental Management -

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