10th Circuit rules Utah has authority to ban foreign waste


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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 10, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    ES4UT | 9:08 a.m

    That's a mighty fine cut and paste job. Bottom line is Utah isn't going to be the solution to the world's nuclear waste disposal problems. If Italy can generate atomic power then they can figure out how to handle the associated waste that results.

  • ES4UT Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2010 9:08 a.m.

    EnergySolutions statement regarding Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision:

    In this litigation, which was initiated at a time when the company was pursuing the disposal of foreign generated waste at its Clive, Utah facility, the company sought clarification of the Northwest Compact's authority over its Clive operations. Last July, the company announced that it had abandoned all plans to dispose of foreign generated materials at Clive, but the lawsuit nevertheless continued in order to clarify the relationship between the company and the Northwest Compact.

    The company is pleased that the court has now clarified its relationship with the eight-state regional compact, with which the company has had a long mutually satisfactory working relationship. The court's ruling will have no impact on the domestic business the company has been doing in cooperation with the compact and the State of Utah since its inception.