Depleted uranium shipment from SRS arrives in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. says the first shipment of depleted uranium from South Carolina's Savannah River Site has arrived at its facility in Utah's west desert.

Company President Val Christensen made the announcement in a statement Monday, saying the shipment arrived Sunday night.

The arrival comes just days after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the U.S. Department of Energy struck a deal that would prohibit the waste from the site near Aiken, S.C., from being permanently buried in Utah until stricter state guidelines are put in place.

The DOE agreed to place its waste in temporary storage once it arrives in Utah.

State regulators say they need more time to determine whether depleted uranium can safely be disposed of at the EnergySolutions' site.

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SouthernPride
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SouthernPride 12/21/09 - 08:44 pm
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Utah: The Glowing State!

Utah: The Glowing State!

Pu239
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Pu239 12/21/09 - 10:04 pm
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I think we should be storing
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I think we should be storing a good deal of DU in a Carracas. I think the presidential palace would be a wonderful repository.

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nofrills 12/21/09 - 10:28 pm
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I think we should put in on

I think we should put in on border of iran

Pu239
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Pu239 12/21/09 - 10:32 pm
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The most economical delivery
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The most economical delivery system would most likley be via A-10.

Pu239
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Pu239 12/21/09 - 11:11 pm
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The new uranium enrichment
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The new uranium enrichment facilities in Iran could use a little DU redecorating don't you think nofrills?

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