radioactive waste http://kuer.org en DOE Marks a Milestone at Moab Cleanup Site http://kuer.org/post/doe-marks-milestone-moab-cleanup-site <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s moved six million tons of uranium mill tailings off the old Atlas mill site in Moab.&nbsp; That’s 38-percent of the total, with about ten million tons still to go.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers on the site take three months off every winter, but project director Don </span>Metzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says President Obama has proposed an increase in funding to keep them working longer.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:15:05 +0000 Dan Bammes 31124 at http://kuer.org DOE Marks a Milestone at Moab Cleanup Site Environmentalists Wary of EnergySolutions Acquisition http://kuer.org/post/environmentalists-wary-energysolutions-acquisition <p>Salt Lake City nuclear waste company EnergySolutions announced Monday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.&nbsp; But numerous parties are questioning the deal, including HEAL Utah. &nbsp; The environmental organization's Policy Director Matt Pacenza told KUER that he is wary about a private equity firm managing nuclear waste.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:57:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 23287 at http://kuer.org Environmentalists Wary of EnergySolutions Acquisition International Visitors Look at Moab Tailings Cleanup http://kuer.org/post/international-visitors-look-moab-tailings-cleanup <p>Millions of people across the West depend on the Colorado River for drinking water and irrigation, and that's what's made cleaning up the site of an old uranium mill in southern Utah a high-priority project. &nbsp;Many other countries have the same concern. &nbsp;Their representatives got a close-up look last week at how the United States is handling that project.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:35:40 +0000 Dan Bammes 17002 at http://kuer.org International Visitors Look at Moab Tailings Cleanup EnergySolutions Executive Appointed to State Radiation Board http://kuer.org/post/energysolutions-executive-appointed-state-radiation-board <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Dan Shrum, a senior vice-president of EnergySolutions, to the state&#39;s new Radiation Control Board. &nbsp;EnergySolutions&nbsp;runs a mile-square landfill in Tooele County for low-level radioactive waste. &nbsp;The law authorizing the board requires an industry representative to be on it. &nbsp;Company spokesperson Mark Walker says Shrum is the right guy.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:24:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 16308 at http://kuer.org