RICHLAND - A landfill designed to accept low-level radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site still has plenty of space to expand.

But an advisory board is raising concerns that the landfill at the Hanford nuclear reservation already contains 60 percent to 70 percent of the allowable amount of some key radionuclides.

The Hanford Advisory Board is recommending the Department of Energy take a look at those limits.

The limits are based on an assessment that is about 15 years old.

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