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Proposed federal budget has less money for Hanford

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WASHINGTON — The Hanford budget would drop by $73.5 million in the next fiscal year under a proposal released Tuesday by the Obama administration.

Neither Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., nor Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., were pleased with the budget request of just under $2.15 billion.

“Despite the strength of the president’s overall budget proposal, I am very concerned by the proposed funding levels for nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford site,” Murray said in a statement.

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