|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||27 Oct 2004 05:24:41 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Hanford K Basins|
Fluor may miss DOE deadline on K Basins|
Fluor Hanford is off to a problem-filled start to meet the first of the revised deadlines to clean up radioactive sludge left in the Hanford K Basins -- the leak-prone pools of water 400 yards from the Columbia River.
Fluor has notified the Department of Energy it cannot meet DOE's commitment to the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board to have the sludge in the K East Basin corralled in underwater containers by the end of December. The containers are kept in water to shield workers from radiation.
However, Fluor still believes it can meet a legal deadline of March 1 for completing the work.
The safety board provides independent oversight of Hanford, but does not have the authority to issue fines.
Fluor also faces an interim deadline under the Tri-Party Agreement, which regulates Hanford work, requiring it to start work on getting the sludge into containers by the end of this month.
for the entire article, see http://www.tri-cityherald.com/tch/local/story/5713626p-5646764c.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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