Senate bill includes $6.4B for nuclear cleanup

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The Senate version of the national economic recovery package includes $6.4 billion to be spent at Hanford and other nuclear weapons cleanup sites, thanks to the efforts of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

“I fought for this funding in the economic recovery package because it will put workers in the Tri-Cities back on the job and help clean up Hanford,” Murray said in a statement. She worked for the money as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

However, the House version of the economic recovery package includes far less for cleanup work, $500 million. The House bill already has been considered by the House Appropriations Committee.


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