Radioactive Waste Takes Longer to Clean Up

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0  Updated at 1:41 pm, November 8th, 2012 By: Managing Editor
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IDAHO FALLS – It may take longer than expected to complete the cleanup of high-level radioactive waste at the Idaho International Laboratory.

The Associated Press reports the U.S. Department of Energy is asking for more time after missing a September deadline.

The INL is currently storing the radioactive waste in tanks but plans to convert it into solids and remove it from the area.