DOE secretary meets with Washington state governor
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz met with Gov. Jay Inslee to present a draft cleanup plan for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
But Inslee said Monday the draft fell short of what the state expected.
Inslee and Moniz met at the governor's office Monday morning to discuss the cleanup of millions of gallons of radioactive wastes from the site near Richland. Inslee says that in light of the meeting he will consult with the state's attorney general and the state Department of Ecology to discuss next steps.
Inslee says the plan presented to him "did not contain the comprehensive and level of detail" that the state has requested for months. Hanford stores about two-thirds of the nation's high-level radioactive waste left over from production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.