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DOE Loses Bid To Toss Tribe's Claims For Cleanup

Law360 (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge has struck down the U.S. Department of Energy's bid to dismiss an Indian tribe's request for compensation and damages in the cleanup of a plant once used to build atomic bombs and now regarded as the most polluted site in the country.

Judge Lonny Suko of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington rejected the DOE's argument that two of the Yakama Nation's claims were premature. He instead found that the tribe has the right to ask for a...
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