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Judge: Lawsuit over federal nuke lab cleanup can go forward


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing part of a watchdog group's lawsuit over cleanup efforts by Los Alamos National Laboratory to move ahead.

The court has denied a motion by Los Alamos National Security LLC and U.S. Energy Department, a co-defendant, to dismiss Nuclear Watch New Mexico's claims for civil penalties.

In court documents filed Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Judith Herrera said both agencies failed to prove violations won't happen again.

Herrera did, however, drop part of the complaint asking for injunctive relief.

NukeWatch first filed a complaint in May 20...

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