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Cleanup Efforts at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Halted

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Cleanup Efforts at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Halted

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Cleanup Efforts at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Halted

Cleanup Efforts at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Halted

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Cleanup efforts stop at the nation's most contaminated nuclear waste site — the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The U.S. Department of Energy and the state of Washington can't agree on standards for the project, or on a timeline. The cleanup was originally scheduled to take 70 years, but the DOE wants to cut that by half. Jeff Brady of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.