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Tri-City meetings planned for ill Hanford, PNNL workers

The Department of Labor plans town hall meetings April 20 in Pasco on a program that compensates current and former ill Hanford nuclear reservation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory workers or their survivors. An advisory board for the program will meet in Richland April 18 to 20.

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DOE pays up money for schools, roads, health care, veterans

The full $9.5 million billed by local counties to the Department of Energy in 2016 has been paid, but it required Congressional action to get payments made for local use. DOE told Benton, Franklin and Grant counties last year that it might be able to pay as little as 20 percent of the PILT (payment in lieu of taxes) money it was billed for schools, roads, health care, indigent veterans and other needs.

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Hanford national park tour season starts this month

Visitors will be welcomed to the Hanford portion of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park this year starting April 17, with registration opening April 10. They can pick from a tour of historic B Reactor or a tour focusing on pre-World War II life.

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Vit plant receives big piece of equipment

The last major equipment for the Hanford vitrification plant's Low Activity Waste Facility, a 19-ton caustic scrubber, arrived at the plant this week and was lowered through the 90-foot-high roof.
Courtesy Bechtel National
Vit plant receives big piece of equipment 1:01

Vit plant receives big piece of equipment

Safe management of cesium-storntium capsules 8:16

Safe management of cesium-storntium capsules

Hanford contractor releases rehabilitated owl 1:17

Hanford contractor releases rehabilitated owl

Time lapse of demolition prep at Hanford Plutonium Reclamation Facility 1:48

Time lapse of demolition prep at Hanford Plutonium Reclamation Facility