DOE To Pay Fine For Delayed Radioactive Sludge Cleanup

Law360, New York (May 27, 2015, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy will pay a civil penalty and have three more years to clean radioactive sludge out of a storage basin near the Columbia River in Washington state, according to a settlement reached Tuesday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The DOE was supposed to begin removing the sludge from the Hanford nuclear site's K West Basin along the river in September 2014, as part of its agreement with Washington's Department of Ecology and the EPA, but chose not to fund it and...
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