New Hanford report both pleases and concerns state

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by GARY CHITTIM / KING 5 News

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:34 PM

It's a mixed reaction from Washington Department of Ecology officials to a federal environmental impact statement (EIS) at Hanford.

The Department of Energy is conducting the cleanup and on Wednesday released the long awaited EIS. In a joint statement the state generally supported the plan, even praised it.

But in one sentence it outlined concerns about the lack of any plan for handling tons of supplemental nuclear waste that will be left over after the primary cleanup phase.
  
Ecology officials told KING 5 they did not get the plan they asked for, for how that low level waste would be treated. They fear without a plan, the project could be dragged decades beyond the loosely scheduled completion date of 2050.

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