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Energy Department Agrees to Pay $855,000 Fine for Hanford disposal facility

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The Department of Energy has agreed to pay $855,000 for failures at the on-site waste disposal facility, or ERDF.

The agreement forces DOE to buy two new emergency response boats for the Benton County Sheriff's Office for quicker responses to possible spills in the river.

DOE will also pay more than $600,000 for a new greenhouse and nursery at WSU Tri-Cities.

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