DOE urged against restarting reactor
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Two government watchdog groups are calling on the Department of Energy not to restart a controversial nuclear reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.

The groups say the Bush administration has ties to the nuclear industry that wants to benefit commercially from restarting the Fast Flux Test Facility. The Clinton administration had ordered it shut down by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham reversed the decision.

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is located on former tribal land ceded in a 19th century treaty.

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Hanford reactor restart effort assailed (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10/10)

Relevant Links:
Revised tribal policy, Department of Energy -
Indian Nations Program, Hanford Site -
Cultural and Historic Resource Pogram, Hanford Site -
Tribal Nations Involvement, Office of Environmental Management -

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