Nuclear Waste Clean Up

NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports on the dispute between the State of Washington and the US Department of Energy over the cleanup of radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Plutonium was made at Hanford, and the D.O.E. has been conducting a major cleanup, but is years behind schedule. Now, the federal government wants to ship more nuclear waste to Hanford for burial, and Washington State is protesting.

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