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DOE Hanford Funds Waiting On Congress

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RICHLAND, WA - NBC Right Now continues to dig deeper into how the government shutdown will affect our region.

When we contacted representatives from the Department of Energy last week they told us their reserve funding would keep them open for the time being, but Congress has yet to pass a budget that would continue to fund operations. Today the people at Bechtel, a company contracted under DOE funding, told us they know they are working till Friday. At that point they will look to DOE for further instructions.