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Hanford Tour Registration Happening Wednesday, May 16

RICHLAND, Wash. - The Hanford site is once again being opened to the public in June for several bus tours.

If you'd like to go, you'll need to register right at noon this Wednesday, May 16th.  The last time Hanford tours were offered, all available spots filled up in two minutes.

There are six tours scheduled, happening June 13th and 14th.  You can sign up for a 7:30 am, 10:00 am or 12:30 pm start time.  Tours last about four hours.

Geoff Tyree, a spokesman for Fluor Hanford, says, "On the tour, we'll take participants on a road tour.  They'll see the areas of Hanford that are important in its history, in terms of producing plutonium for the Cold War and WWII efforts.  We'll also talk about the clean-up that's going on here." 

The tour will include Hanford's 300 and 100 areas, the Hanford town site, and Hanford's central plateau.

For more information, and to sign up, log on to the Hanford web site.