RICHLAND -- Sign up on the internet starts at 7 a.m. today for people who want to shadow the Blue Ribbon Commission on its July 14 tour of Hanford.
The commission, which is making recommendations on what to do with the nation's high-level radioactive waste, is visiting to see and hear firsthand about nuclear waste issues.
The tour, from 8 a.m. to about 1 p.m., will include a stop at the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant. Hanford nuclear reservation stops will focus on projects that deal with high-level waste.
Up to 80 seats on the tour will be available to the public. Register at www.hanford.gov.
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Participants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18. Registration will close at noon July 9, but seats likely will be long gone by then.
The commission will hold meetings open to the public after the tour until 5 p.m. July 14 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 at the Three Rivers Convention Center, but an agenda has not been released.