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Resolution 96-181-CCBOARC3 OF COUNTY CC}MMISSit}NERS GRAN7 CC?UN�Y', VIlASH1NGTC3N RESU�LUTlC3N NUMBER 96-181 -C� A RESOLUTION tN SUPF�RT t�F TH� FAST FLUX TEST FACILITY WHEREAS, tft� FFTF is a nationa! asset that can me�t importani defense, m�dicad, and weapons disposition needs; and WHEREAS, the FFTF sEtould be ces#arted anc! giver� the join# missians e�# interim iritiurn pe�oductian, medical research, isc�tope production, and dispvsiiion of excess weapons gracfe materiais, anci WHEREAS, severat reports, ir�ciud"rng #hose conducted by the JAS4N Panet ar�d the Arg�nne NatianaE Lataoratory confirm �Ehafi FFTF is technicaily ca�sabie of producing #ritium fer the nation`s stockpile; and V1IHEREAS, tfre U.�. Departmer�# o€ �n�rgy fai9ed to adequa#ely consider ihe #echnical, or ecar�penic impacts, and schedute asguments in favor of the F�T� in its Tritium Recard of Decision and NEPA process; and WHEREAS, the �se af FFTF to provide this inierim source af triiium supports acceleraied cieanup by nat excessively draining resources from oiher U.S,Department o# Ener9y programs; and V4i'NEREAS, nuclear rr+ec#icir�e provides tife-saving bene�ts which are r�zade possibie through the application of nuctear technoiogY; and WHEREAS, the t�nited states must take the Iead in nuctear disarmament through disposi�ian o# excess w�apons-usable fissife materials; and V1�HEREAS, Tri-Ci#ies regic�n and state interests are supportive of an interim tritium missio�r fiar the F�TF caupied with a repfacemer�t long tern�t tnission c�f �nedicaE research artd iso#c�pe productian, and plutonium disposition; an�! VVt-lEREAS, citizens of Sauth Grant County are irnpacted by decisions ef the [?epartr�tent of Ener9Y� and WHEREAS, Eor�g tertn iacility suppQrt wiih pragram diverstty has a stabitizing irnpac� on 1�he entire Mid-Ct�lur�bia Region; Nt�W, TNEi�EFURE, BE tT RESt3lVED thai ihe Grant County Cc�mmissioners hereby support the restart of tfie F�T1F €or the loirit missions of interitn tritium prc�ducti�n, medicai researci�, isotope production, and dispositian of excess weap�ns grade materiai�. Daied this 16th day of December,'1998 BOAR[3 �3F Ct7UNTY CtJM�IISStt?NERS GRANT CtJUNTY,1lUASHiNGTC3N AT,�'EST. ; � r � = `- ,t' �•�'�.s.� � s`"ic%�- Cterk afi , s�i�a/Board �;I L S.t`�r� ' -�� �r"�' Ghairman