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Public Has Chance to Speak Out on GNEP

RICHLAND, Wash.- Department of Energy leaders will be on hand to listen to public comment on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership and it's impact on Hanford at a meeting Tuesday in Pasco.

The proposal involves possibly putting a nuclear fuel recycling center, recycling reactor and a research center in at Hanford.

TRIDEC is heading up the effort.

It is thought that this could be the area's economic future, after Hanford cleanup.

"One of the things that we're interested in doing is changing the public reviewing Hanford history to talking about reviewing Hanford's future, and GNEP is one aspect of that," said TRIDEC Vice President Gary Petersen.

Some say GNEP would aid cleanup by recycling some of the spent fuel at the new facilities.

The meeting is open to the public.

It is Tuesday night from 6:00 to 9:30 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco.