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Italy to Dump 20,000 Tons of Radioactive Waste in UTAH?

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posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it doesn't have the authority to prevent foreign radioactive waste from being imported into the United States.

The NRC wrote in an April 9 letter to Reps. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) that the Atomic Energy Act doesn't distinguish between domestic and foreign waste. The NRC says that as long as the material can be imported safely and someone is willing to accept it, the commission can't keep it waste out.

Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions is seeking a license to import up to 20,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste from Italy.

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Wow ... not too much to say about this ... i guess it'll be creating jobs for the U.S.?

what are your thoughts?




posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:48 PM
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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING RIGHT?



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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Corporate greed at its finest, no doubt.

Curious who ever owns the corporation making the profit for this storage - where do they live? I bet it's not anywhere near Utah.

[edit on 29-4-2009 by verylowfrequency]



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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I read this and was shocked.

I cannot believe that we have no say in stopping us from becoming the world's nuclear waste dump.

Say it ain't so, Joe....



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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Please forward to Washington DC.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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I suggest Italy dump the waste in Vatican City.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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I suggest Italy dump the waste in Vatican City.
It's been an unproductive wasteland for many years and could use the upgrade.

[edit on 29-4-2009 by kyred]



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:22 PM
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WTF this is wrong in many way's.. to many to list..
anything for profit i guess, which is why we are in the bad situation we are in now.
greed will kill us all, if the flu dose not get us first



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 07:30 PM
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They need to find a way. We all know that the Italian government wouldn't let us export our nuclear waste into Italy. Really, all they have to do is find the ships, and have the Coast Guard escort them out of our waters. Either that or sink them before they enter our waters.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 09:00 PM
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i agree, as was i ... just doesn't make any sense that we can't really stop this from happening ...



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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Within North America, thanks to NAFTA an American company can illegally dump in Mexico and if locals protest, legal action has to go through the WTO. WTO rulings go on behind closed doors in NY and guess who they usually favor. I'll give you a hint- they have more capital, resources, and lawyers- you guessed it- the MNCs (multi-national corporations). Likewise a Mexican company could theoretically dump in Canada and the same scenario would occur.
Obama isn't gonna change a thing with NAFTA and we can expect more of the same- apart from increased transnational coordination policies.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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Too bad we can't dump our politicians on Italy. Since they are just waste products themselves, it would be a even trade.

I'd rather have the radioactive material.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 10:20 PM
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I think the US should have many more nuclear power plants. It is a clean and cheaper form of energy. Perhaps then WE will need Utah and other areas in this country to dispose of our waste. Problem solved



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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This has GOT TO BE A JOKE!!

WTF - No Way!!

How in the He-- could the govt. even Consider something like this?

Oh, have they taken a look at the Utah's EQ's this year so far?

This is one of the most outlandish things I have heard the U.S. considering.

Put the U.S. citizens at risk for another countries nuclear waste?



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