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Task Force Kills Bill Banning B, C Radioactive Waste

Task Force Kills Bill Banning B, C Radioactive Waste

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A legislative task force has killed -- by a single vote -- a proposed bill to ban B and C level radioactive waste in Utah.

The proposal would have prevented any entity in the state, which so far is limited to Envirocare of Utah, from accepting so-called class B and C radioactive waste.

Had it passed, the committee would have sent it to lawmakers for further action.

Senator Curtis Bramble says an overt ban isn't needed because state law now says no company can accept B and C waste without express permission from both the Legislature and the governor.

Critics claim the refusal of the committee to endorse the proposal leaves the door open to Envirocare.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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