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Plan to bury uranium in Utah scrutinized as decision nears

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2015
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In a barren landscape of scrub just off a major Utah highway, a 10-foot-deep pit the size of about 75 football fields could soon house a kind of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years.

EnergySolutions' plan to bring up to 700,000 metric tons of depleted uranium to Utah from a federal stockpile has been on hold through six years of legal and political wrangling. But state regulators are expected to make a decision this year about whether to let it move forward.

The issue comes

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