More Hanford State of the Site meetings canceled

October 8, 2013 

All Hanford State of the Site meetings planned this month have been canceled.

Last week the State of the Site meeting planned in Kennewick Oct. 10 was canceled because of the federal government shutdown.

Tuesday State of the Site meetings planned Oct. 15 in Seattle, Oct. 16 in Portland and Oct. 17 in Hood River, Ore., also were canceled.

The meetings are expected to be rescheduled.

The last State of the Site meetings were in spring 2011 and before that in 2008, but the Hanford Advisory Board recommended a year ago that Hanford officials resume the meetings.

The meetings provide a platform for the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology to discuss progress and challenges at the Hanford nuclear reservation.

They also allow members of the public access to Hanford leaders to raise issues and ask questions.

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