Bond money enables Tenn. to clean up radioactive waste

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation used proceeds from a surety bond to dispose of nearly 1.6 million pounds of radioactive waste, as well as equipment and other materials, after a waste-processing business filed for bankruptcy protection last year. In many cases, the entities that generated the radioactive waste were asked to reclaim the materials and dispose of them through another processor. No environmental threats or significant safety violations were noted, according to the state.

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