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Bechtel Faces Hefty Fine

RICHLAND, Wash.- The Energy Department hit contractor Bechtel National with a $165,000 fine Thursday.

DOE says Bechtel violated quality processes on design of Hanford's Vit Plant between 2001 and 2006 and failed to ensure some equipment was up to nuclear standards.

DOE dropped the original estimate after bechtel took steps to correct the problems.