Lawmakers Ask GAO To Investigate Hanford Site

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Five congressmen have asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to assess whether the costs of halting work at the Hanford nuclear reservation in south-central Washington should be borne by contractors or taxpayers.

In a letter sent Wednesday to the GAO, Reps. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), Joe Barton (R-Texas), Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) — all members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce — said the Department of Energy usually picked up the tab for any cost overruns but that...
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