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Feds detail cleanup changes at LANL

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Federal officials said Wednesday that they plan to issue a temporary contract for the removal of nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory to the same contractor that failed to meet previous cleanup goals.
The officials said they made the decision to avoid any disruption while oversight of the cleanup work is shifted from the National Nuclear Security Administration to the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management.
Earlier this year, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz ordered the cleanup program moved from the National Nuclear Security Administration to the Energy Department division after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked and forced the closure of the government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.
On Wednesday, agency officials said they plan to award the short-term contract to lab manager Los Alamos National Security to maintain stability during the interim.
Watchdog groups quickly criticized the proposal, saying the Energy Department would essentially be rewarding the contractor for its previous failures to meet cleanup goals and for lapses that led to the leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.


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