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.
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