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EM’s New Project of the Month Focuses on Tribes’ Work with Native Plants for Hanford Site

January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is highlighting important work by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in a new Project of the Month on EM’s public Web site,

With the help of EM funding, the Umatilla Tribes have been building a tribal field station and two greenhouses for researching and reproducing native plants to revegetate the Hanford site. Habitat at the site has been disturbed by EM’s Cold War cleanup and subsequent restoration, as well as natural forces such as wildfires.