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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Waste Cleanup At Washington Nuclear Reservation

Mar 28, 2013 (All Things Considered) — The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state is set to lose $182 million due to federal budget cuts known as the sequester. The cuts come just after news that six tanks full of radioactive waste are leaking. Those tanks are filled with millions of gallons of the most toxic nuclear waste on Earth and are not far from the Northwest's iconic Columbia River.

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