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Murray and Hastings Criticize PNNL Contract

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RICHLAND, Wash.- About 400 jobs are on the line at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Washington Senator Patty Murray met with Congressman Doc Hastings Thursday to discuss the Department of Energy's recent decision that would end private business at the lab.

Current law allows Battelle to contract out unused space to private companies.

That use has created numerous local businesses.

If the new contract moves forward that work would end.

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