The numbers, which the Trump administration calls a budget blueprint rather than a full budget proposal for fiscal 2018, does not break down how the environmental cleanup budget would be distributed among cleanup sites, including the Hanford nuclear reservation.
The funding outlook for the other large federal government institution in the Tri-City area, the
Annually, the president provides a budget request covering federal agencies and their programs to
The Trump administration's request for
That compares with the previous administration's request for
The Hanford nuclear reservation receives a significant amount of the
Hanford is regulated by the state of
The blueprint proposes reining in administration costs and emphasizing efficiency efforts at Superfund sites. Hanford is a Superfund site.
The budget blueprint also proposes
The repository was planned to hold used fuel from nuclear reactors and defense high-level radioactive waste, including the high-level radioactive waste treated at the Hanford vitrification plant.
PNNL is a
However, PNNL obtains its money for research from many different agencies and
About half of the lab's work is for national security, and the Trump administration is proposing increasing spending on national security, including money for the
But some programs that could be potential sources of research money for the national lab in
"The private sector is better positioned to finance disruptive energy research and development and to commercialize innovative technologies," the budget blueprint said.
Research under other
PNNL has a focus on developing a secure and reliable electric grid, and the budget blueprint said that grid cybersecurity and resiliency activities would be supported under the Trump administration's proposal, according to the budget blueprint. No funding details were released on grid modernization.
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