|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:34:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, TRIBES: Umatillas question Hanford (WA) land transfer|
Umatillas question Hanford land transfer for economic development Annette Cary Tri-City Herald (WA) July 6, 2011The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation should get the right of first refusal if Hanford lands are deemed to no longer be needed, according to the tribes.
Tribal officials outlined their concerns in a letter to the Department of Energy in response to the Tri-City Development Council's request in late May that DOE transfer 1,341 acres of Hanford land next to Richland city limits for economic development.
TRIDEC, joined by the city of Richland, the Port of Benton and Benton County, wants the land to attract businesses to offset future Hanford staff reductions.
While most land at Hanford is planned to be used for conservation and preservation, the acreage requested by TRIDEC is identified for future industrial use under the Hanford Comprehensive Land Use Plan environmental study.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/07/06/1734321/umatillas-question- hanford-land.html
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