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Savannah River National Lab. Names Panel for Chemical Vapor Study at Hanford

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HANFORD, WA - The Savannah River National Laboratory has named the panel of members chosen to review the issue of chemical vapors at Hanford.
    
More than three dozen Hanford workers in recent months have sought medical attention after smelling chemical vapors on the Hanford site. In response, contractor Washington River Protection Solutions asked the South Carolina lab to perform an independent review of the chemical vapors program.

The team is comprised of members from academia, industry, and government agencies, and includes a representative of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council.
    
Washington River Protection is the Department of Energy contractor responsible for cleaning up nuclear and hazardous waste currently stored in underground tanks at Hanford.
    
The review team is expected to provide a draft report by the end of summer and a final report by December. The reports will be released to the public.
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