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Energy Dept. faces major hurdles to reopen New Mexico nuclear dump
Energy Dept. faces major hurdles to reopen New Mexico nuclear dump

The Energy Department has identified 7,000 steps needed to reopen its badly damaged nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, but cannot say how long it will take or how much it will cost. The agency was expected to release a written recovery plan Thursday, but instead provided a few details about the plan, which awaits formal approval by the department. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Sept. 22, 12:57 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misidentified Don Hancock as the nuclear waste program director at the Southwest Research Institute. He is the nuclear program director at the Southwest Research and Information Center. ------------ Outside experts say that the dump will probably not reopen...

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