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“The Columbian” jeers the U.S. Department of Energy, over nuclear wastes

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: storing nuclear waste, The Columbian, 

Jeers: To the U.S. Department of Energy. The Western Governors’ Association is right to decry federal plans regarding the storage of radioactive nuclear waste. Among the complaints: Governors were not consulted before a plan to ship contaminated items to Carlsbad, N.M., was unveiled.

For decades, the federal government has shirked its duty for cleaning up contaminated sites such as the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Federal officials need to better engage with the states that have unwittingly become experts in dealing with contaminated waste.

October 14, 2019 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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