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Closed Door Meeting with Governor Inslee & Tri-Cities Leadership about Hanford

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NBC Right Now exclusively learned about a closed door meeting with local politicians and governor Jay Inslee Friday. NBC Right Now exclusively learned about a closed door meeting with local politicians and governor Jay Inslee Friday.
KENNEWICK, WA - NBC Right Now exclusively learned about a closed door meeting with local politicians and governor Jay Inslee Friday.

We're told the meeting was about Hanford.

The closed door discussion with Governor Inslee included Mayor Steve Young and state Senator Sharon Brown. It was facilitated by the Tri-City Development Council.
Governor Inslee left the TRIDEC offices after about an hour.

Local representatives are staying tight-lipped about the meeting, but say they want open communication with the governor about the many challenges at Hanford.

Senator Sharon Brown says local politicians feel like the local perspective about Hanford needs to be heard by the top leadership and agencies in the state.

"It's critically important that the governor understand the issues that are of concern to the residents that live here, the residents who live, work and play in this area. I think there are some things, some ideas, that are spread across the state that are different from the issues that we face as residents here," Senator Brown said.

Senator Brown tells us they discussed possible paths forward for several issues at Hanford including the technical issues that have slowed progress with site cleanup.