TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Just 80 miles from Salt Lake City is a spot that could soon be home to thousands of tons of radioactive waste. 408 more words
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Will Utah bury nation’s leftover depleted uranium?
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624185/Will-Utah-bury-nations-leftover-depleted-uranium.html By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Yet another delay is being encountered on the long and winding regulatory path that will determine if Utah becomes a key repository of the nation’s supply of depleted uranium — low-level radioactive waste that becomes increasingly potent over millions of years. 569 more words
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert is raising concerns about disposing of depleted uranium in the state.
Speaking at his monthly news conference on KUED, the governor expressed some worry about EnergySolutions’ proposal to bury the radioactive waste at its facility in Clive, about 80 miles west of Salt Lake City. 464 more words
By Wim Zwijnenburg and Doug Weir
Is the US backpedalling on its use of depleted uranium (DU) rounds? There are indications that the use of these highly toxic munitions could increasingly be a political liability for the US, with countries affected by DU, like Iraq, other UN Member States, and populations in contaminated areas all expressing concerns over its use and impact. 1.659 more words
SALT LAKE CITY — The day the state of Utah released a report on whether EnergySolutions can store depleted uranium at its Tooele County facility, the company put its application on hold. 581 more words
Depleted uranium, which is 1.67 times denser than lead, is all the rage in modern munitions. Because of its hardness, it can pierce almost any armor on the planet, and has become the new go-to armor-piercing substance for the United States Military. 758 more words