Gov. vows to halt EnergySolutions' importation of Italian nuke waste - Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 04/24/2008 06:27:11 AM MDT
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Jon Huntsman Jr.
Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. on Wednesday vaulted to the front lines of a national fight against foreign nuclear waste.
Utah has been the main battleground since Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions applied for a license last fall to dispose of the radioactive discards from Italy's dismantled reactors. The Republican governor has said for months that a waste-limiting agreement he signed with the company last year blocked him from interfering with its plan to bury the Italian waste at its Tooele County disposal site.