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Plutonium to Leave Hanford

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The Energy Department plans on moving more than 2,000 canisters of plutonium off the Hanford site.

The cold war era material will be stored at DOE's Savannah River site in South Carolina.

DOE plans on consolidating the nation's remaining plutonium for disposal or possibly to make new nuclear fuel.

The shipments could start as soon as next month.