Pipeline would go under Columbia River at Hanford

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RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Energy Department wants to build a natural gas pipeline that would go under the Columbia River to reach the Hanford nuclear reservation.

Cascade Natural Gas will be paid up to $5 million to help prepare an environmental impact statement. Cascade also would supply the natural gas.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/pfA4db) the project could help reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions by replacing diesel as the fuel for a $12 billion waste treatment plant. If diesel fuels the vitrification plant, it will require 30,000 gallons a day.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com