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DOE Urges Wheeler To Limit Superfund’s Reach At Nuclear Waste Site

July 08, 2019
A top Energy Department (DOE) official is reiterating potentially precedent-setting arguments that DOE’s Atomic Energy Act (AEA) authorities should effectively supersede EPA authorities under the Superfund law in the cleanup of the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation, TN. In a June 21 letter , DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Science Thomas L. Cubbage III urges EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to side with DOE over the key issue of which authority to use to regulate nuclear waste at federal facilities. Under the...

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