States Neww Service

DOE To Pay Fine To Idaho

Friday May 28 6:23 AM ET

(IDAHO FALLS) -- The Department of Energy will pay the state of Idaho 500-thousand dollars for hazardous waste violations at INEEL. The Idaho Division of Environmental Quality says the federal agency will pay 385-thousand dollars in penalties for 110 separate violations and 115-thousand dollars to an environmental program. The problems were uncovered during the state's annual inspection of a sprawling site in eastern Idaho in November of 1996. Two dozen other violations were dismissed by the state.