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Governor Optimistic About Hanford Budget

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Washington Governor Christine Gregoire is speaking out on the new Hanford cleanup budget.

The Governor is happy with restored funding for the Waste Treatment Plant.

She says funding fluctuations in the past have caused delays and hopes the new budget will help get them back on track, comparing construction to trying to build a new home with multiple contractors and loans along the way. 

Department of Energy officials hope to have full construction going on the plant this fall.