Thiokol Wants to Transport Explosive Materials on Utah Road

Thiokol Wants to Transport Explosive Materials on Utah Road

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A-T-K Thiokol wants to transport explosive materials on State Road 83 between different parts of its northern Utah facility.

That's according to The Salt Lake Tribune who reported the company asked the U-S Department of Transportation for an exemption to travel on the road.

The company says the area where the travel would occur has little traffic and would be safer for transporting materials than a gravel road now used.

Company spokeswoman Melodie de Guibert says most of the materials will be in small quantities and will travel less than two miles.

The department will take public comment on the proposal until August 15th.

A-T-K Thiokol makes items from rocket motors to advanced weapons systems.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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