Ruling clears way for EnergySolutions to store depleted uranium in Utah

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Depleted uranium is not your ordinary radioactive waste.

Most hot waste gets less hazardous over time, like most of the stuff buried at EnergySolutions Inc.’s disposal site in Tooele County.

But not DU, as it’s called. The uranium enrichment by-product becomes more hazardous as it decays. And that’s the reason the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s latest decision on depleted uranium is causing such a controversy.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_11945578


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