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Federal judge sets new deadlines for nuclear waste cleanup

Federal judge sets new deadlines for nuclear waste cleanup

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has set new deadlines for cleaning up nuclear waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, after Washington state went to court to prod the U.S. Department of Energy over the flagging efforts. U.S. District Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson issued the new deadlines in a 102-page order late Friday. Among them: A plant designed to ...

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Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors

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SPOKANE, Wash.— The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation’s most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday. Dozens of workers in the past year have reported smelling vapors and then becoming ill after working around some of the ...

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