Federal Cuts May Affect Hanford

More than a thousand workers at Hanford face the possibility of unpaid furloughs as the federal government's sequester budget cuts go into effect.

A spokesperson at the Department of Energy at Hanford says the department is very concerned about the impacts of of the budget cuts on employees and the Hanford cleanup mission.

The cuts will impact Hanford contractors and subcontractors the most.  The Department of Energy says it is currently assessing impacts at Hanford and will know more early next week.