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Depleted uranium especially hazardous - gradually becomes more radioactive - a problem for Utah

Federal regulators hear Utah testimony on depleted uranium By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News, June 25 2015 “…………The NRC is proposing to adopt a rule that for the first time specifically addresses the disposal of the material, which is a waste stream generated from the enrichment process of uranium in the nuclear fuel cycle. 410 more words

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Pentagon presents depleted uranium weapons as legal and acceptable!

DU users conclude that depleted uranium weapons are legal and acceptable

The latest US DoD Law of War Manual argues that DU weapons are OK because the UK and France say that they are too. 102 more words

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Utahns debate proposal to dispose of depleted uranium in Tooele County

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Just 80 miles from Salt Lake City is a spot that could soon be home to thousands of tons of radioactive waste. 408 more words

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Utah at risk of getting ever more dangerous depleted uranium burial

Will Utah bury nation’s leftover depleted uranium? 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624185/Will-Utah-bury-nations-leftover-depleted-uranium.html By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Yet another delay is being encountered on the long and winding regulatory path that will determine if Utah becomes a key repository of the nation’s supply of depleted uranium — low-level radioactive waste that becomes increasingly potent over millions of years. 569 more words

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Governor concerned about depleted uranium in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert is raising concerns about disposing of depleted uranium in the state.

Speaking at his monthly news conference on KUED, the governor expressed some worry about EnergySolutions’ proposal to bury the radioactive waste at its facility in Clive, about 80 miles west of Salt Lake City. 464 more words

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DU-turn? The changing political environment around toxic munitions

By Wim Zwijnenburg and Doug Weir

Is the US backpedalling on its use of depleted uranium (DU) rounds? There are indications that the use of these highly toxic munitions could increasingly be a political liability for the US, with countries affected by DU, like Iraq, other UN Member States, and populations in contaminated areas all expressing concerns over its use and impact. 1,659 more words

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