NEWS: Lawsuit reopens issue of depleted uranium disposal in Utah

Associated Press The Washington Times Saturday, December 3, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Fears are being rekindled that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years could end up buried in Utah’s west desert now that the federal government is trying to block the …

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Free Climate Movie Monday! (And a Secret NYE Party)

The snow-capped Wasatch out the office window beckon us to come play, but as you’ll see below, work is keeping us plenty busy! Here’s a few quick hits from HEALopolis: * Free Climate Film at Library Monday! HEAL along with several other groups is co-sponsoring a showing of the new …

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NEWS: Antitrust lawsuit spins new possibilities for Utah, depleted uranium disposal

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News November 29, 2016 Critics of a plan to bury a unique form of radioactive waste in Utah’s western desert fear a new federal lawsuit may hasten the arrival of the material that grows increasingly radioactive as it decays. The U.S. Department of Justice filed an …

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What the Heck is EnergySolutions Up To?

Just a few short years ago, Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions was one of most scrutinized institutions in Utah. The public nuclear waste giant was obligated to release regular reports. Local journalists closely covered the company. Today, everything is different. In 2013, EnergySolutions was bought by a shadowy private equity firm …

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NEWS: Nuclear waste company — Depleted uranium rules too stringent

By Brady McCombs for Associated Press KSL Dec. 3, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nuclear waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear material in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years says the state’s requirements are too stringent and go beyond the …

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NEWS: EnergySolutions says Utah’s nuclear-waste rules too stringent

The Associated Press Salt Lake Tribune Dec. 3, 2015   A nuclear-waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear material in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years says the state’s requirements are too stringent and go beyond the scope of federal guidelines. Utah-based Energy­Solutions …

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NEWS: EnergySolutions says state requirements for depleted uranium too stringent

By Ami Joi O’Donoghue The Deseret News December 2, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — EnergySolutions said state regulatory requirements for the long-term disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium are too stringent, going beyond the scope of even what the federal government requires and are in violation of Utah’s “no …

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NEWS: New wrinkle in plan to stash depleted uranium in Utah

By Brady McCombs Associated Press November 20, 2015   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nuclear waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear waste in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years has agreed to buy a company that has a site in Texas …

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NEWS: With EnergySolutions’ acquisition of waste-disposal competitor, is depleted uranium still headed for Utah?

Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune November 20, 2015 Utah’s depleted uranium debate just got a Texas twist with Energy Solutions’ announcement that it has entered a deal to acquire its only U.S. competitor for managing interstate radioactive waste. The Salt Lake City-based company intends to buy Waste Control Specialists …

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NEWS: Utah-based nuclear-waste company shifts strategies

By Judy Fahys KUER 90.1 November 20, 2015   Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions announced big changes last week that could affect its Utah operations. Homegrown EnergySolutions operates a radioactive waste landfill in Tooele County that’s been the nation’s busiest for decades. On Tuesday, officials announced they were selling the company’s …

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