Envirocare Backing Off of Special Session Request

Envirocare Backing Off of Special Session Request

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Just after publicizing an effort to fast-track a plan doubling the size of its radioactive waste facility, Envirocare of Utah is backing off.

The company's senior vice president said yesterday Envirocare will forgo its request to expand waste operations onto a parcel of land adjoining its facility after hearing from members of the public, environmental advocates and policy-makers.

He said Envirocare would still try to get a resolution on the agenda of the Legislative special session granting permission to build new facilities. Waste disposal expansion requests will come later, as needed.

Envirocare had said the expansion was necessary to replace equipment the company has been using for more than 20 years at its facility near Clive, 80 miles northwest of Salt Lake City.

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

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