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Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board to meet on Feb. 17-18
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Ken Niles, 503-378-4906
Shelley Carlson, 503-373-4131
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM—The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet on Feb. 17-18 at the Best Western Columbia River Inn (735 Wanapa Street) in Cascade Locks.
The first part of the meeting on Thursday includes a briefing from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) on highly radioactive contamination found beneath Hanford’s 324 Building. On Friday, the Board will get a progress report from USDOE on deploying new technologies to empty some of the underground high-level waste tanks.
The public will have an opportunity to offer comment to the Board near the end of each day. A link to the meeting agenda is on the Oregon Department of Energy’s (ODOE) website at: www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/NUCSAF/HCB/docs/ohcb_meeting_notice_021711.pdf
The 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: http://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, TTY 1-800-735-2900, or fax 503-373-7806.

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