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Officials seek more info on Hanford plan

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SPOKANE — Government regulators and watchdog groups say they want more information about a new Department of Energy proposal to speed cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site.

The agency on Tuesday released a report saying that starting treatment of some of Hanford’s radioactive waste without sending it to the troubled vitrification plant’s Pretreatment Facility could speed work.

Both U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee say they need more information about the proposal.…

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