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HANFORD VAPORS: see updated digest line, latest is 3rd Ld-Writethru

FISH CONSUMPTION FIGHT: see updated digest line, latest is 5th Ld-Writethru

WILDFIRES: latest is 4th Ld-Writethru

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RICHLAND - About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday. But Hanford officials said that doesn’t mean that workers aren’t getting sick. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 460 words. AP Photos by Ted Warren


SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed toughening the state’s clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation. The question of how much fish Washington residents consume has been a hot issue that has pitted tribes and environmental groups against businesses such as Boeing Co. and municipalities. By Phuong Le. SENT: 770 words.

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