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55-gallon drums containing nuclear waste products are prepared for shipment at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. (Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

Former Idaho Governors Aim To Stop Nuclear Waste Shipments

Former Idaho Govs. Phil Batt and Cecil Andrus filed a notice Thursday of their intent to sue the federal government over a proposal to ship spent commercial nuclear fuel rods to Idaho.

CBS Seattle–03/05/2015

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Hanford Watchdog Criticizes Deal

The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the state Department of Ecology.

CBS Seattle–09/30/2014

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Hanford 300 Area Cleanup Plan Released

The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday issued its final cleanup plan for the 300 Area of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and is the nation’s most polluted nuclear site.

CBS Seattle–12/12/2013