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State Panel Urges No Hotter Waste at Envirocare

State Panel Urges No Hotter Waste at Envirocare

Posted - Oct. 19, 2004 at 7:49 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A legislative panel is recommending that Envirocare NOT be allowed to accept hotter nuclear waste.

The panel on hazardous waste regulation fell short, however, of endorising an all-out ban of such waste Utah.

The task force will meet this morning for a hearing on the draft report and proposed legislation that would enhance oversight of Envirocare's facility in Tooele County.

State regulators three years aog approved Envirocare's technical plan for taking class B and C radioactive waste. That is more dangerous than the low-level class A waste it now takes.

Envirocare takes about 98 percent of all the class A waste in the nation.

The task force was set up to decide the hotter waste question and take a look at the taxes Envirocare pays.

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

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