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The Hanford REACH Interpretive Center to be discussed in D.C.

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Progress on The Hanford REACH Interpretive Center will be discussed this week in the nation's capital.

The Hanford REACH Interpretive Center Executive Director, Lisa Toomey, left today for Washington D.C. She's going to introduce herself and spread the word about the project's recent successes and what comes next. She is scheduled to meet with Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Doc Hastings.

She'll be giving them an update report since the project's change of leadership on their board. It's great timing for The REACH after last week's one million dollar donation from M.S.A. and Lockheed-Martin and the long-awaited approval from the Department of Transportation to begin construction.

"We've got a new path forward. We've got a new board, new staff, and our goal is to get the job done right. Get it done in a timely way and do it cost effectively. And that's a message that I think is important for me to deliver in person," said Toomey.

Toomey says it's important to communicate with our state's politicians about The REACH's progress and needs. She says our officials were instrumental in funding the project from the start and can help bring in more funding. Toomey wants them to know The REACH is on track to showcase our national monument with this museum.