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TRIDEC Releases GNEP Citing Study

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- TRIDEC submits its study on a controversial plan that could guide the area's economic future.

They just finished a million dollar citing study on their proposal to bring the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership to the area.

They propose a nuclear fuel recycling facility, research reactor and a research facility.

The just finished study concludes Hanford's pre-existing facilities, like FFTF and Energy Northwest's two incomplete nuclear plants, and the fact that they're already licensed, give it a distinct advantage over the other sites.

"A lot of the stuff that you look for infrastructure wise, permitting wise and licensing wise is already in hanford. Plus, we've got some of the best highly technical and highly educated nuclear engineers, scientists and staff,' said Deanna Smith with TRIDEC.

GNEP is part of a controversial bush administration plan to expand energy independence and reverse global warming through expanding the nation's nuclear energy program.

Hanford is one of eleven sites being looked at for the program.