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article imageUS Department of Energy fined $1.1 Million

By Just call me joe     Mar 28, 2007 in Environment
The EPA has fined the US Department of Energy (DOE) 1.1 million US dollars for violating an agreement, and has placed a 30-day deadline to meet its requirements and recommendations or pay the price.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has been fined 1.1 million US dollars by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violations of an agreement at the Hanford landfill site in Washington state.
The Hanford site was first established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan project, and operates as a disposal facility.
EPA claims that the fine comes from the Hanford site failing to meet weekly inspections to detect the presence of leachate on ERDF liners.
The EPA also stated that the Hanford site failed to comply in other key areas of testing - tests which are meant to reduce the environment impact which may be caused by the kind of waste disposed on the landfill site. The landfill is a primary repository for contaminated soil, debris and other hazardous and radioactive waste from clean-up operations.
The DOE has been given 30 days to shape-up - and if these requirements are met, they are also being given an opportunity to offset a portion of the financial penalty.
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