Wash. Attorney General Disappointed by Hanford Cleanup Delays

<p>Bob Ferguson</p>

Bob Ferguson

Washington's attorney general says the U.S. Department of Energy is proposing more delays in the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Bob Ferguson says his office was informed by the Energy Department yesterday that they are at substantial risk of failing to meet three deadlines in the 2010 Hanford Cleanup Consent Decree.

Ferguson says that means all deadlines established for the construction of Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant between now and 2022 appear to be at risk.

Ferguson says he is disappointed by the news.

Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and now is the nation's most polluted nuclear site.