RICHLAND -- All 80 seats on a Hanford tour with the Blue Ribbon Commission July 14 filled within 20 minutes of the start of online registration Friday morning.
If there are cancellations, openings will be posted without notice through noon Friday at www.hanford.gov.
The Blue Ribbon Commission is visiting the Tri-Cities July 14 and 15 to see and hear firsthand about nuclear waste issues.
The meetings will be at the Three Rivers Convention Center, but an agenda has not been released.
The commission is making recommendations on what to do with the nation's high-level radioactive waste, including waste from the Columbia Generating Station near Richland and the Hanford nuclear reservation.
The waste was expected to go to a national repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., but the Obama administration opposes opening the repository.