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July 31, 2018, 2:37 PMUpdated: July 31, 2018, 7:20 PM

Cleaning Chunk of Washington Nuclear Site to Cost $200 Million: EPA (1)

Sam McQuillan
Sam McQuillan

Cleaning up 8 square miles of a 600-square-mile contaminated Hanford nuclear reactor site in Washington state will cost $200 million, the EPA announced.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s effort will restore groundwater to drinking water standards and clean up waste sites for “suitable residential use,” the agency said.

“I don’t think it’s likely we see people laying down [housing] foundations in the next few years,” David Reeploeg, vice president for federal programs of the Tri-City Development Council, an economic development organization involved with the Hanford’s cleanup, told Bloomberg Environment. “But it’s good to see they’re trying to restore it ...

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