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    The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy on Friday each rejected the other's proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

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  • Rep. Fred Upton, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, says the Energy Department has been upstaged by the EPA on energy policy. (Associated Press)

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    Frustrated by federal government delays, the state of Washington on Monday issued its own plan for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site.

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    The Department of Energy says tests show four more workers were contaminated with low levels of radiation during a leak at federal government's underground nuclear waste dump.

  • Crews preparing to enter underground nuke dump

    The Department of Energy said Thursday it expects to get underground next week to begin investigating the cause and extent of a mysterious radiation leak from the government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.

  • Oversight chair questions safety at nuke dump

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  • State demands pumping of Hanford tank

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  • Energy Department closing Hanford waste sample lab

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  • In this March 7, 2014 photo released the U.S. Department of Energy, specially-trained workers have placed a camera atop an elevator to make unmanned tests inside a nuclear waste dump in Carlsbad, N.M. They are finalizing plans to enter the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump after two separate incidents forced its closure weeks ago, including a leak that exposed more than a dozen workers to low levels of radiation. Officials with the DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant say initial testing shows there's no contamination at an air intake shaft that leads into the mine or at the bottom of the mine's salt shaft. (AP Photo/Department of Energy)

    Report: New Mexico nuke dump fire was preventable

    Federal investigators have uncovered a series of shortcomings in safety training, emergency response and oversight at the troubled southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump where a truck caught fire and 17 workers were recently contaminated by a radiation leak.

  • Feds to keep employees of closed nuke dump working

    The Department of Energy has approved a plan to keep all employees at southeastern New Mexico's underground nuclear waste dump working while officials determine what caused a radiation release.

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