Official Wants Contractor Relieved In Nuclear Cleanup
From USA Today
The company hired to clean up the government’s biggest radioactive mess should be removed from key aspects of the project because it made critical errors designing a massive plant to treat the waste, according to an internal Energy Department memo.
The memo details 34 technical problems attributed to Bechtel National, which designed and built the plant to stabilize and contain 56 million gallons of radioactive waste from a half-century of nuclear weapons production at the Hanford Site in central Washington. A USA TODAY investigation this year highlighted technical problems with the project.