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Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board to meet September 23-24

Ken Niles, 503-378-4906

SALEM — The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet on September 23-24 at The Discovery Center (5000 Discovery Dr.) in The Dalles.

Among the items on the agenda, the Board will hear updates on Hanford’s aging high-level waste storage tanks and the cleanup work along the Columbia River, and discuss guidelines for how the public participates in the Board’s meetings.

The public will have an opportunity to comment to the Board each day. A link to the meeting agenda is on the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at www.oregon.gov/energy/NUCSAF/HCB/docs/OHCB_agenda_September_2013.pdf

The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board provides policy advice to Oregon’s Governor and legislature on a wide range of issues regarding cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site in southeast Washington, just north of Oregon’s border. Part of the Board’s mission is to protect the Columbia River and Oregon from possible contamination.

The Board is composed of citizens, a representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, a representative of the Governor, state agency representatives and state legislators. ODOE serves as staff to the Board.

For more information about the meeting, please contact ODOE at 503-378-4040, toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-221-8035, or visit the website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/NUCSAF.

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact ODOE at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

About the Oregon Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy reduces the long-term costs of energy for Oregonians. It provides tax credits, grants, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homeowners, businesses, manufacturers, farms, ranches, schools and governments.

About ODOE’s Nuclear Safety and Energy Emergency Preparedness Division: Division staff provide oversight of the environmental cleanup at the Hanford nuclear site – the largest such cleanup in the world. Division staff is also responsible for emergency preparedness for a nuclear reactor accident; ensuring the safe transport of radioactive materials through Oregon; petroleum contingency planning; and emergency preparedness for operation of a liquefied natural gas export terminal. Staff also provide technical and administrative support to the Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board.