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Foreign Visitors at Hanford

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Some foreign visitors are in the Tri-Citites this week to tour the Hanford site.

The Russian and Norwegian diplomats are learning about cleanup.

They're trying to cleanup numerous Russian sites with situations similar to the one at Hanford.

They're trying to learn about new cleanup and safety methods at the site, ideas they may be able to take back.

They're just starting cleanup on sub bases and nuclear weapons centers, and think Hanford is the perfect place to learn.

"The possibility to exchange the information, problems to discuss a common approach for regulatory problems related to this," said Malgorzata Sneve, a Norwegian official.

The Norwegians are contracted by Russia to help design and manage cleanup.

It's all part of a NATO program to help develop the best ways for nuclear cleanup around the world.