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Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

Sep 23, 2020 - The Canadian Press

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed.

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced the settlement involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Manhattan Project-era facility near Richland, Washington, that is the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.

The settlement was reached between Bec...