|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:32:17 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, DISPOSAL: Depleted Uranium to Utah|
US, Utah gov reach deal on depleted uranium By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press Decembert 17, 2009SALT LAKE CITY - The Department of Energy said Thursday that it has struck a deal with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert that would prohibit radioactive waste from South Carolina from being permanently buried in Utah until stricter state guidelines are put in place.
DOE spokeswoman Jen Stutsman said the agreement was reached Thursday, two days after Herbert called on the department to stop a train loaded with depleted uranium from leaving the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C.
The material is waste from the development of nuclear weapons in the Cold War era.
State regulators say they need more time to determine whether depleted uranium can safely be disposed of at EnergySolutions Inc.'s site about 70 miles west of Salt Lake City. Depleted uranium is different from other waste disposed there because it becomes more radioactive over time, for up to 1 million years.
... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hY95klS_gavy7yRBc7445RNQgGzgD9CLCDJO1 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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