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Leak complicates nuclear site cleanup

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The long-delayed cleanup of the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site became the subject of more bad news Friday, when Governor Jay Inslee Washington announced that a radioactive waste tank there is leaking.

The news raises concerns about the integrity of similar tanks at south-central Washington’s Hanford nuclear reservation and puts added pressure on the federal government to resolve construction problems with the plant being built to alleviate environmental and safety risks from the waste.

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