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Vit Plant May Avoid Furloughs

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NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. - Workers at Hanford's Vitrification Plant may avoid furloughs this summer. As it stands, the first furlough is scheduled for July but the Department of Energy has requested that some funding be moved to avoid that forced time off. That request was approved by Congress. 

However the Federal Office of Management and Budget still has to review and sign off on the request. That decision could be made in the next few days.