Wash., DOE Revise Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Plan

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy have agreed to a new plan for cleaning the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, ending the state's suit against the agency over the removal of 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in underground tanks.

The parties lodged a consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Tuesday, modifying the terms of a 1989 agreement between the Energy Department, Washington and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that outlined deadlines for...
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