Full Exposure

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Long listed among the nation’s worst polluters, the Pentagon and the Department of Energy are no longer free to ignore laws against hazardous waste pollution. The Federal Facility Compliance Act, signed by President Bush last week, permits state inspections of federal sites and authorizes heavy Environmental Protection Agency fines for violations. The new law comes after years of exposes accusing atomic-weapons plants of dumping dangerous, sometimes radioactive, by-products.

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