U.S. senator joins nationwide call for caution on Hanford waste change https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/hanford/article221916070.html BY ANNETTE CARY firstname.lastname@example.org November 19, 2018 RICHLAND, WA
The public needs more time to comment on an issue as important as reclassifying high level radioactive waste at Hanford and other Department of Energy sites, says 75 organizations nationwide.
On Monday, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., added his support to their call for more additional time on the DOE proposal.
DOE is considering a change to how it interprets the legal definition of high level radioactive waste, which would allow more flexibility in how it disposes of some waste at the Hanford site.
Defining less of the nation’s nuclear waste as high level could speed up environmental cleanup and save billions of dollars.
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