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$73m compensation deal from USA govt to New Mexico, over radiation leak

New Mexico radiation accident: $73m compensation deal struck over leak
Federal government pays for infrastructure as alternative to fine after mishandled radioactive waste including plutonium leaked from burst drum 
The US energy department is to fund $73m in road and other infrastructure projects in New Mexico as compensation for radiation leaks at a nuclear laboratory and underground dump.

The deal struck between the department and New Mexico forgoes fines and instead applies funds to upgrade federal nuclear facilities and surrounding communities in the state, according to settlement documents.

Projects include construction of a $5m emergency operations centre in Carlsbad, near where the nuclear waste dump leaked radiation in February 2014……http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/01/new-mexico-radiation-accident-73m-compensation-deal-struck-over-leak

May 2, 2015 - Posted by | general

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