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Neighbor of Washington Nuclear Site Sues EPA Over Clean Air Permit

March 17, 2017, 5:17 PM

A neighbor downwind of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington sued the Environmental Protection Agency March 16 to force it to respond to his petition that the agency object to a Clean Air Act permit for the site (Green v. Pruitt, E.D. Wash., No. 4:17-cv-05034, 3/16/17).

Bill Green lives in Richland, Wash., near the decommissioned World War II and Cold War-era plutonium enrichment facility. His home is within five miles of a Hanford site identified by the Department of Energy to be the source of slightly more than 98 percent of the total dose ...

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