Friday, May 30, 2008

U.K. waste next in line for Utah?

A day after the head of EnergySolutions Inc. pledged to Congress he would fill no more than 5 percent of the company's Utah facility with radioactive waste from foreign countries, a British lord told Parliament the company offered to bury some of the United Kingdom's waste in the Utah desert. A record of Parliament's proceedings May 21 reveals Lord Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin, of Roding, said he had talked with the company about taking some of Britain's low-level radioactive waste. "EnergySolutions has told me that, while spent fuel and the waste from fuel reprocessing must go into a deep repository in this country, much of the so-called intermediate waste does not need to be managed in that way but can be either recycled for use in new nuclear [plants] or transported to EnergySolutions' own disposal facility, called Clive, in the Utah desert," Jenkin said.
The Salt Lake Tribune

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