Governor agrees to meet with nuke watchdog group

Governor agrees to meet with nuke watchdog group

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has agreed to meet with a nuclear waste watchdog group to discuss concerns over importing foreign nuclear waste.

Officials from Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, also known as HEAL Utah, sent a letter to the governor earlier this month to voice concerns over a possible deal with EnergySolutions to split profits from importing the waste if the cash-strapped state drops its legal objections.

Herbert has said he supports Utah's current appeal of a federal judge's ruling that the state can't use a regional compact to keep foreign nuclear waste out.

Herbert's spokeswoman, Angie Welling, says HEAL Utah has been invited to meet with the governor on Oct. 7.

Information from: Deseret News

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