U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson on Saturday (April 10) proposed
to transfer management of the Hanford Nuclear Reservations Wahluke Slope
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The FWS would manage the area as a wildlife refuge, thereby halting
future development or agricultural uses on 90,000 acres of primitive high
desert above the Hanford Reach, a free-flowing stretch of the Columbia
River that is home to the Columbia River Basins healthiest population
of wild chinook …