us–renaming nuclear waste

Trump administration plans to reclassify nuke waste

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state - the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.