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Gov. Jay Inslee to Tour Hanford to Further Understanding of Leaking Tanks

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee plans to tour the Hanford nuclear reservation on Wednesday with department heads from the Energy Department and state Ecology Department.  

Inslee says he wants to learn more about six leaking waste storage tanks and Hanford cleanup work.   The department of Energy announced last week the tanks may be leaking 1,000 gallons a year.

Hanford has a total of 177 aging tanks that store millions of gallons of radioactive sludge left over from nuclear weapons production. The Federal Government however says there is no immediate threat to public safety.