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October 12, 1988 | ROBERT GILLETTE and JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writers
Administration officials acknowledged Tuesday that there is an urgent need to "rectify past sins" in the maintenance and management of the government's aging nuclear weapons production facilities but said there is no current prospect that these problems will impair the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons. The problems have led to the shutdown of a weapons production reactor at the government's Savannah River, S.C.
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December 30, 1988 | United Press International
The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver will pay $47,500 for toxic waste violations, the largest civil sanction ever imposed against a federal facility, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. The plant, operated by Rockwell International under contract with the Energy Department, produces plutonium triggers for nuclear devices and has been a source of concern to environmentalists for years because of its proximity to a large metropolitan area.
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November 28, 1988 | TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writer
At the Idaho border, uniformed troopers turn back shipments of nuclear waste from defense plants around the country. With 120,000 barrels of radioactive refuse already stacked in the Idaho desert, Gov. Cecil D. Andrus figures his state has done its patriotic duty. "I'm not in the garbage business anymore," he declares.
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November 28, 1988 | TAMARA JONES, Times Staff Writer
At the Idaho border, uniformed troopers turn back shipments of nuclear waste from defense plants around the country. With 120,000 barrels of radioactive refuse already stacked in the Idaho desert, Gov. Cecil D. Andrus figures his state has done its patriotic duty. "I'm not in the garbage business anymore," he declares.
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December 30, 1988 | United Press International
The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver will pay $47,500 for toxic waste violations, the largest civil sanction ever imposed against a federal facility, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. The plant, operated by Rockwell International under contract with the Energy Department, produces plutonium triggers for nuclear devices and has been a source of concern to environmentalists for years because of its proximity to a large metropolitan area.
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October 12, 1988 | ROBERT GILLETTE and JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writers
Administration officials acknowledged Tuesday that there is an urgent need to "rectify past sins" in the maintenance and management of the government's aging nuclear weapons production facilities but said there is no current prospect that these problems will impair the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons. The problems have led to the shutdown of a weapons production reactor at the government's Savannah River, S.C.
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