- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy has filed an appeal with the state over the state’s order that it begin emptying Hanford’s oldest double-walled nuclear waste tank.

Tank AY-102 is leaking radioactive waste between its walls and the state has ordered DOE to begin pumping waste from the tank by September.

The Tri-City Herald reports the order came from the state Department of Ecology. The Energy Department has filed a motion to prevent the order from taking effect with the state Pollution Control Hearings Board.

The Energy Department says it is continuing to monitor the tank and has found no evidence of waste leaking into the environment.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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