Chances are

Talking the other day with Alexandra Levy, program manager with Atomic Heritage Foundation, she said she was “cautiously optimistic” about passage of legislation that would create the multi-site (Los Alamos, Hanford and Oak Ridge)  Manhattan Project National Historical Park. She said that mirrors the feedback from congressional staffers with insight.

In the House, the park became part of the Defense Authorization Act for FY2015, but Levy said a vote in the Senate doesn’t appear likely for the next month or two — still noting, “It’s always possible.”

While there is seemingly an impasse around every corner in Washington these days, Levy said the good thing about the proposed national park is that it enjoys bipartisan report.

That’s sort of a rarity these days. To say the least.

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