Energy Department agrees to pay $44,000 Hanford fine

Hanford Landfill Reaches Disposal Milestone

(AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay a $44,722 fine over hazardous waste storage violations on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The fine was assessed Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a consent agreement.

It involves two incidents from 2013.

In the first, the Energy Department moved 136 drums of hazardous waste to an unapproved area.

In the second incident, DOE submitted a plan to close eight storage facilities that lacked information required under an earlier settlement.