NEWS: Radioactive Waste Company Seeks Exemption For Depleted Uranium, State Requests Public Input

Judy Fahys
September 21, 2018

State regulators are asking for public input on a radioactive waste company’s request for special permission to bury depleted uranium waste at its Tooele County landfill.

EnergySolutions, which operates a mile-square landfill for low-level radioactive waste in Tooele County, is seeking an exemption from current state law to accept a relatively small amount of depleted uranium, often called “DU.” The Waste Management and Radiation Control Board is taking comments on the company’s request until October 9.

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