RICHLAND.,--Hundreds of business leaders gathered to gain insight about the clean-up efforts underway at Hanford.
Members took part in a networking session followed by a luncheon. Two of the event sponsors, Jubilee Youth Ranch and Tri-Cities Cancer Center, had representatives on-hand. Three guest speakers, one from Office of River Protection, PNNL, and Department of Energy Richland operations, talked about current plans as well as future challenges and opportunities at Hanford.
"We plan to accelerate the work on the hanford site," says Asst. Mgr. Safety & Energy DOE, Doug Shoop. It's very complex work, very hazardous work, and we have to go through and do the work in a very methodical way."
Each month, the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce holds a membership program called Network Tri-Cities. Regular topics of discussion focus on the state of the cities, state of education and state of the ports.