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Energy Department Settles Spill Fine with Reduction

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RICHLAND, Wash.- The Department of Ecology has reduced a $500,000 fine against the Energy Department.  

Ecology cut the fine for a tank waste spill in half as long as the federal government takes steps to prevent further spills.  

Contractor CH2M Hill will also pay part of the remainder of the fine, update air filters in a tank farm and donate about 100-thousand dollars to the local HAZMAT team.

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