Episode #83: Anne Mariah Tapp, Law & Policy Advisor for the Grand Canyon Trust

Anne Mariah chats with Matt about the economic and environmental impacts of uranium milling and nuclear waste storage near Blanding, Utah. Anne Mariah describes the White Mesa Mill, the last conventional uranium mill in North America. Its nuclear waste pits, nearby residents and advocates say, pose some serious concerns regarding …

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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: Radiation Board Acts to Correct “Gross Oversight” in Final Vote

JUDY FAHYS KUER JUN 9, 2015 The panel that used to set Utah’s radiation control policies held its final meeting on Tuesday. And, as its last official act, the Utah Radiation Control Board created a new advisory panel to guide future decisions on cancer treatments, diagnostic tools and other medical …

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NEWS: Plan to bury uranium in Utah scrutinized as decision nears

Michelle L. Price Associated Press 05/11/2015 CLIVE, Utah (AP) — In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10-foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years. EnergySolutions’ plan …

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News: Alan Matheson tapped to lead Utah’s environmental agency

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Tuesday, May 12 2015  SALT LAKE CITY — The man who has been at the forefront of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s environmental hot spots on air quality, water conservation and public lands squabbles will now step into a regulatory role as head of the Utah …

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NEWS: Will depleted uranium be a time bomb for future Utahns?

Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune May 6, 2015 Tooele • The horizontal lines slicing across the mountain ranges filling the  tell a story of the distant past — and may also describe a likely distant future. Those shelves, carved by an ancient lake that covered much of northern Utah …

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NEWS: More radioactive waste in Tooele County? Residents learn more about EnergySolutions plan

Daniel Woodruff KUTV Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (Tooele) People in Tooele County are learning more about a proposal to dump more radioactive waste in the West Desert. EnergySolutions wants to dispose of hundreds of thousands of tons of depleted uranium. The state is considering it, but the Department of Environmental Quality …

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NEWS: Utahns debate proposal to dispose of depleted uranium in Tooele County

CAROLINE CONNOLLY Fox13 MAY 6, 2015 TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Just 80 miles from Salt Lake City is a spot that could soon be home to thousands of tons of radioactive waste. A proposal by EnergySolutions calls for burying depleted uranium at its Clive site in Tooele County, but after …

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