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Hanford Receives First Installment of Stimulus Money

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  Hanford has received its first installment of money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

Tuesday the site got more than $1.5-billion, which is about 80% of what they will get from the federal government.

Hanford contractors will be able to start using the money once they get what's called a "Notice to Proceed," which should come later this week.  Once they get the notice, they can start hiring, and then the work begins.

Hanford expects to get nearly $2-billion from this act, which will ultimately create 4,000 jobs.

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