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Deadline Set for Leaking Tank Plan at Hanford Site

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RICHLAND, WA - The state Department of Ecology has set a February 15th deadline for the Department of Energy to come up with a new plan for dealing with a leaking double-shelled tank at the Hanford Site.
    
Ecology officials are disappointed with the Department of Energy's previous plan for dealing with Tank AY-102.
    
Ecology wants a plan that pumps all the nuclear waste from the tank.
    
The tanks contain waste left over from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons.

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