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Layoff notices for up to 1,200 Hanford workers

RICHLAND, Wash. — Hanford nuclear reservation cleanup contractors are beginning Thursday to notify up to 1,200 workers they will be laid off at the end of September.

Tri-City Herald reports most of $1.3 billion in federal stimulus money for the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. is expected to be spent before the start of the new fiscal year Oct. 1.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires a 60-day warning notice.

CH2M Hill and three of its subcontractors will be notifying workers through Monday. CH2M Hill will send a letter to the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council on Friday with how many union jobs will be cut.

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