Saturday, April 08, 2006

Report: DOE, Bechtel share blame for skyrocketing costs at Hanford nuclear waste treatment plant

By MATTHEW DALY | Associated Press

April 7, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) - Poor management by the U.S. Department of Energy, mistakes by a private contractor and technical challenges are to blame for skyrocketing cost estimates for a new waste treatment plant at the Hanford nuclear reservation, a new report says.

In testimony submitted to Congress on Thursday, the Government Accountability Office said it will cost nearly $11 billion for a new plant to dispose of millions of gallons of radioactive waste at the sprawling Washington state complex.


Full Story

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?