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DOE Issues Low Level Emergency at Hanford Site

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NEAR RICHLAND, Wash. - The US Department of Energy Richland Operations Office have activated the Hanford Emergency Operations Center tonight due to an emergency on the Hanford Site.

The alert issued Wednesday night is the lowest level of emergency.

As a precaution, C tank personnel has been evacuated, 200 East personnel has been sheltered in site facilities and access to the Hanford Site has been restricted.

No impacts from this emergency are expected beyond the Hanford Site boundary.

We'll continue to follow this story as we get more information.

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