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Fri., May 28, 2010, 9:58 a.m.

Fed audit says millions wasted to avoid sending Hanford nuke jobs to Idaho

An inspector general's audit says the U.S. Department of Energy wasted $25 million because it didn't ship certain radioactive wastes from Hanford, Wash. to Idaho for processing, in part because Hanford workers protested that the move would shift jobs to Idaho; Tri-City Herald reporter Annette Cary reports that the Idaho National Laboratory has equipment to compact the waste that Hanford lacked./Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.