Hanford Site

FILE - A sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is posted near Richland, Wash., on Aug. 14, 2019. Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have started the first large-scale treatment of radioactive and chemical wastes from large underground storage tanks, a key milestone in cleaning up the site. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Energy Department nuclear waste backlog goes as far back as WWII

The Energy Department has a backlog of nuclear waste clean up responsibilities, with material dating back to World War II. But continuing turnover in program…

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