NEWS: Utah fines radioactive waste handler $50K for failure to control dust — but it’s not the dust that worries environmentalists

Salt Lake Tribune
11 January 2018

Some Utah environmentalists have expressed concern about a proposed settlement between state regulators and a hazardous waste disposal site located in Tooele County.

The state Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control wants EnergySolutions to pay more than $50,000 in penalties — a hefty fine that will require special approval — after the company repeatedly violated the terms of its permit at its Clive waste disposal facility.

Environmental advocates at HEAL Utah endorse those financial penalties but are questioning why the issue is only coming to light now, given that EnergySolutions reported the problem to state regulators in 2015.

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