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Corps of Engineers approves Hanford Reach Interpretive Center

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center is getting closer to finding a new location.

In January a team of archeologists, geologists and engineers dug up the soil on the potential future site at Columbia Park to make sure it was okay to build on. And today the Army Corps of Engineers released a report saying there was nothing out of the ordinary found. But before the center can break ground they still need some feedback from the community.

"The public will have the opportunity to comment on the draft environmental assessment, there are 30 days that are open for public comment. Depending on what those comments are the Corp will either give us the notice to proceed or they'll go back and do more studies,"  said Kimberly Camp, CEO of Richland Public Facilities District. Camp says if all goes as plans they expect to start building this summer.

The total project costs $40.5 million and they still need a little over $14 million. If your interested in commenting on the draft click on the following link: