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January 11, 2013

Hanford work continues as Gregoire steps down

Associated Press

YAKIMA — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire takes with her more than two decades of experience fighting to clean up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site when she leaves office next week.

In the mid-1980s, Gregoire was a deputy state attorney general lobbying the U.S. government to disclose whether the Hanford nuclear reservation, created in secrecy in World War II to produce plutonium for the atomic bomb, posed any environmental or health risks.

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