Inside EPA - 05/10/2019

DOE-EPA Fight Tests Wheeler On Superfund's Reach Over Nuclear Waste

May 3, 2019
EPA Region 4 and the Energy Department (DOE) have elevated a dispute over radioactive landfills' releases at DOE's Oak Ridge site, posing a test for Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who will have to decide whether the agency can use its Superfund law power to strictly regulate nuclear waste at federal facilities or defer to DOE and its reliance on weaker Atomic Energy Act (AEA) limits. Wheeler is currently weighing an appeal from DOE officials at the Oak Ridge Reservation, TN, who...

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