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Energy Policy Act of 2005

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ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 -- (House of Representatives - April 20, 2005)

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Mr. DEFAZIO. Madam Chairman, over the past couple of years I have corresponded with the Department of Energy on an issue of particular concern to me. The Department of Energy continues to spend millions of dollars, over $60 million so far, to defend private contractors who caused injury to citizens downwind of the Hanford nuclear reservation despite provisions of the Price Anderson Act to the contrary. The American taxpayers should no longer have to bear the burden of defending private contractors who have harmed citizens. I would like to submit my most recent letter to the Department of Energy and asked that it be made part of the RECORD.

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