Board to Hold Hearing on Nuclear Waste Storage

Board to Hold Hearing on Nuclear Waste Storage

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Alternative ideas for a nuclear-waste storage facility will be up for debate when the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board conducts a hearing in Salt Lake City next month.

The panel of three administrative judges will take a closer look at the request by Private Fuel Storage to improve its chances for getting a license by scaling back its waste storgae facility.

The licensing board ruled last month that the P-F-S storage proposal could not go forward because of the probability that a jet fighter might crash into casks holding radioactive nuclear waste. Fighter jets use Skull Valley on their way between Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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