2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:35:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION: EPA report critical of [Washington State] oversight at Hanford
EPA report critical of Wash. oversight at Hanford

Associated Press
June 18, 2013

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A new report released Tuesday faults Washington state for lax oversight at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, saying the state employs too few inspectors and gives advance notice of inspections to the federal agency charged with managing the cleanup.

The report by the Environmental Protection Agency sharply criticizes the state at a time when the U.S. Department of Energy, which manages the cleanup at south-central Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation, has been the target of intense criticism of its own amid delays, rising costs and complaints of mismanagement.

The report was released by the watchdog group Hanford Challenge.

The report resulted from a 2011 EPA audit conducted every four years of the state's enforcement of clean air, water and hazardous waste laws.


For the entire article, see
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/EPA-report-critical-of- Wash-oversight-at-Hanford-4608138.php


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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