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Advisory Board: Hanford Cleanup Costs May Be Higher than Expected via Nuclear Street

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The Hanford facility produced plutonium for the military until 1987, and its decommissioning has involved the removal of reactors and the cleanup of buried waste. According to the DOE, the project employs 11,000 workers. The lifecycle report, required under an agreement DOE reached with the state of Washington and the Environmental Protection Agency to extend cleanup deadlines, tallies costs until 2060, when cleanup is expected to be complete, and maintenance of landfills for 30 years after that.

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