DOE Says Contaminated Nuke Site Cleanup Behind Schedule

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has informed Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that it may not be able to meet three court-ordered cleanup deadlines for one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country, Ferguson said in a statement Tuesday.

Ferguson said the agency is at "substantial risk" of failing to meet three milestones required by a 2010 consent decree, which gave DOE deadlines for cleaning up 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in underground tanks at the Hanford nuclear site, a...
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