|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:49:52 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REGULATION: New Hanford (WA) agreement|
Washington, DOE agree on Hanford cleanup deadlines By SHANNON DININNY Associated Press August 11, 2009RICHLAND, Wash. — Washington state and federal officials announced a court-enforceable schedule Tuesday for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, ending more than two years of negotiations that followed dozens of missed deadlines.
Southeast Washington's sprawling Hanford nuclear reservation, created as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb during World War II, has been a focus of extensive cleanup efforts for two decades. In that time, the pact that governs cleanup has been changed more than 400 times.
Washington state sued the Energy Department last November over missed cleanup deadlines, though the two sides settled part of the lawsuit in February. That agreement accelerated cleanup of contaminated groundwater along the neighboring Columbia River, among other things, and both sides said it would shrink the 586-square-mile site to just 75 square miles by 2015.
... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h_k4-r41AY_-RNQHDl8NsRH1YQFgD9A0TPLG0 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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