A new agreement between the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the states of Washington and Oregon imposes a new, enforceable schedule for the cleanup of underground single-shell storage tanks at the Hanford site in Richland, Wash., federal and state officials said on Aug. 11. Hanford currently stores 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste in 177 underground tanks at the site. The proposed consent decree, which will be open for public comment once it is filed in federal court, would settle litigation filed last November by Washington state and Oregon to force the DOE to complete key aspects of
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