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EnergySolutions in IPO dispute

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's EnergySolutions Inc. is facing a new threat, one that goes beyond attempts to block it from burying foreign radioactive waste at its Tooele County disposal site.

A proposed shareholder class-action lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, is asking that EnergySolutions' initial public offering (IPO) of two years ago and a secondary offering the next year be rescinded.

OUR VIEW: Time to cool the uranium issue

Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Department of Energy has done the right thing by temporarily stopping the planned journey of a train carrying 11,000 metric tons of depleted uranium waste from Italy into Tooele County to be stored by EnergySolutions.

The reprieve -- or perhaps cooldown is a better term -- is to allow Congress to hear a bill from Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., that would ban imported radioactive waste from the U.S.

Matheson has a solid argument: We need to conserve our disposal areas to store domestic waste.

Radioactive waste shipments to Utah site facing year delay

Salt Lake Tribune

Drums of radioactive cleanup waste in South Carolina are ready for loading onto rail cars for the journey to a Tooele County disposal site.

But now those plans could be delayed more than a year, after the state Radiation Control Board voted Tuesday to allow more depleted uranium (DU) only after EnergySolutions Inc. submits a report confirming its extra steps to safeguard the waste will work.

The move was a victory for the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL) which has sought at least a temporary moratorium on DU, as the uranium-enrichment waste is called.

Letter: Anything for money

Salt Lake Tribune

A prostitute will do about anything for money. I wonder if our government is falling into this category.

Gov. Herbert will not take a stand on foreign waste bill


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Governor Gary Herbert refuses to take stand on bill to ban foreign waste in Utah.

Energy Solutions wants to bring about 20,000 tons of low level radioactive energy waste from Italy to be disposed in this State.

Gov. Herbert does not want foreign waste in Utah, but he will not write a letter to support the bill either says Angie Welling, Governor’s spokeswoman.

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