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Matheson asks NRC to reject import of radioactive waste

Matheson asks NRC to reject import of radioactive waste

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(KSL News) Utah Rep. Jim Matheson is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reject EnergySolutions' application to import 20,000 tons of radioactive waste to the U.S.

Matheson and Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee sent a letter to the NRC arguing that the commission lacks the power to grant a license to the Salt Lake City-based company when there is no suitable place to store the waste.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports EnergySolutions is seeking to bring the waste from Italy and eventually bury it in several of its locations around the U.S., including Utah's west desert.

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