Lethal and Leaking

Number 23096
Subject Waste Disposal
Source CBS News
State NY
Year 2006
Publication Date 04/30/2006
Summary In Hanford, WA millions of gallons of nuclear waste have been stored underground. The Department of Energy has been working to clean up the site since the early 1990s. However due to engineering miscalculations, the development of a treatment plant is behind schedule. Errors such as defective equipment and other mistakes that risk the safety of the plant have forced the price of the clean up to triple.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 11
Keywords Department of Energy; environment; nuclear waste; treatment plant; construction; construction delays; Bechtel; ecology; toxic waste
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