Obama budget means agencies taking new look at construction plans

Based on President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget, the $12.2 billion Hanford vitrification plant in Washington state will be re-baselined and may not meet court-ordered deadlines for completion and commissioning. Plans to consolidate the scattered offices of the Department of Homeland Security into a new headquarters campus will need to be rethought as the project would get only a fraction of the funds DHS requested. The $1 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility planned for Manhattan, Kan., may not get built.

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