DOE says nuclear cleanup ahead
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NOVEMBER 16, 2000

The Department of Energy on Wednesday said it was ahead of schedule in cleaning up radioactive nuclear waste from tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington.

Cleanup the tanks has been expensive and controversial. Some 1 million gallons from the tanks has already leaked, threatening groundwater.

A recent House report criticized cleanup at the site, including the thanks. Republican members of the House Committee on Commerce said the government has wasted money attemtping to develop technologies to clean up waste there.

Local tribes are involved with cleanup at Hanford, which was built on former tribal land.

Get the Story:
Hanford cleanup ahead of schedule (AP 11/16)

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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 -