Entries Tagged as 'nuclear waste'

The Free Market Can’t Clean Up This Nuclear Mess

November 11th, 2011 at 2:23 pm 19 Comments

Eli Lehrer ably defends the Department of Energy, the flawed and unloved agency whose name fell away from Rick Perry’s lips when his neural network took an inopportune coffee break.

As Lehrer pointed out, about half of DOE’s budget is allotted for watchdogging our nuclear arsenal and cleaning up “legacy wastes” left behind by production of fissile materials and nuclear weapons. One of DOE’s cleanup projects is Hanford.

Click here to read more