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Originally published Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

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DOE secretary to visit Hanford next week

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says new federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to visit the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next week.

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SEATTLE —

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says new federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to visit the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next week.

The Washington state Democrat said Thursday that Moniz will visit the site June 19. He was sworn in last month as the nation's new energy chief.

Just last week, the federal government notified officials in Washington and Oregon that it is at serious risk of missing two cleanup deadlines at Hanford, the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.

Moniz called Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on June 6 to notify him of those developments. Inslee said the state would be evaluating its options to ensure that federal cleanup commitments are met.

The federal government created the Hanford site in south-central Washington in the 1940s as part of the project to build the atomic bomb. Its cleanup is expected to last decades and cost billions of dollars.

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