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Scientists check ground for future Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A team of archeologists, geologists and engineers says the future sight for the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center is OK to build on.

Last week, the team dug up the soil on the future site at Columbia Park. The CEO says they didn't find anything out of the ordinary, but they are still waiting on official reports.

"It's such a complex process. There are so many people involved; 5 tribes, 7 governmental entities involved in this process, and everyone has been moving with lightning speed which is really great. So as soon as we have some resolution, we'll be able to get started," said Kimberly Camp with the Richland Public Facilities District.

The center is intended to serve a gateway to the Hanford Reach National Monument and tell the story of the region's history. The 61,000 square foot museum is expected to cost about $40.5 million.

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