$12.3 billion Hanford plant sees new costs, delays

by Blogburger on June 27, 2012

YAKIMA, Wash. — A new cost estimate and construction schedule for a massive waste plant being built at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site will be delayed at least a year as workers try to resolve serious technical problems raised by whistleblowers about design and safety, the U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday. The announcement seemed certain to spark new fears about the long-term viability of the project that has already been the subject of numerous lawsuits and remains a top priority of Washington and Oregon despite its ballooning budget and delays. The $ 12.3 billion waste treatment plant is currently scheduled to begin operating in 2019, under a consent decree with…


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