Envirocare Seeks Approval to Double Size of Landfill

Envirocare Seeks Approval to Double Size of Landfill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Envirocare of Utah is hoping to get quick approval to double the size of its radioactive waste landfill.

The company is pushing to get a resolution approving the expansion on this month's legislative special session agenda.

Envirocare says the expansion is necessary to replace equipment the company has been using for more than 20 years at its facility, northwest of Salt Lake City.

But critics question the need to open the entire 536 acres to potential development as a waste cell. They say especially since Envirocare said that its current facility can operate another 17 to 20 years.

Yesterday, Governor Huntsman said he's not sure the Envirocare proposal will make it on the agenda.

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

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