Committee Revives Bill Capping Radioactive Waste

Committee Revives Bill Capping Radioactive Waste

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- An amendment has kept alive a bill that would cap radioactive waste coming to Utah at certain hazard levels without specific approval from officials.

The measure would give the state better control over low-level radioactive waste -- particularly at Envirocare of Utah.

Representative Stephen Urquhart introduced the legislation after Envirocare sought and later backed off a plan to accept highly concentrated radioactive waste from Fernald, Ohio.

It was previously thought dead because of procedural maneuvering in a House committee. However, Urquhart softened some of the bill's regulations, winning the support of colleagues.

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

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