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WA State Rep. Tours HAMMER

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RICHLAND, Wash-- Besides lots of trainees there were visitors from Olympia at HAMMER Tuesday.

State Representative Larry Haler gave another legislator from Tacoma, Steve Conway a tour of the facility.

Conway is here for the National Conference of State Legislators. Representatives from many states are here to learn about the Hanford cleanup effort.

Conway says Hanford is a major issue in Olympia.

"I think we need to understand what is going on here. I think it's having an enormous impact on the community. There are a lot of new jobs coming in regarding this cleanup and it's important," said Conway.

In Olympia, Conway is the Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee, which is one of the reasons why he wanted to go to HAMMER. 

Thousands of workers from across the state receive safety training there each year.