PNNL set to furlough 35 workers

PNNL set to furlough 35 workers
RICHLAND, Wash. -- While Congress twiddles their thumbs..we continue to feel the effects of the government shutdown locally.

PNNL is expected to start limited furloughs next week.

Up to 35 workers will be put on un-paid leave next week with more to come if the shutdown continues.

The lab plans to stay open indefinitely during the shutdown while other national labs are closing their doors.

We contacted the DOE and asked what their future plans for PNNL were, they didn't get back to us.