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Senate Committee to Hold Special Hearing Hanford Tank Leaks

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will hold a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday to learn more about the recently reported leaks from six underground radioactive waste storage tanks at the Hanford site.

Representatives from the Department of Ecology will attend the meeting to brief the senators on the Hanford cleanup.

A project director from Bechtel National will also give the senators an update about Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant project and plans to convert the waste now stored in underground tanks into glass that can be sent away for storage at a long-term repository.  

The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw.org.

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