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Report: SC depleted uranium likely unfit for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A report commissioned by an environmental group says several thousand tons of depleted uranium from a former nuclear weapons complex in South Carolina is likely unfit for disposal in Utah.

That includes some low-level radioactive waste that may already be buried in the state.

The report released by Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah on Wednesday says the amount and type of material doesn't meet the federal requirements for disposal at EnergySolutions Inc.'s site.

The report is based on an analysis of waste samples taken by the U.S. Department of Energy. It wants to dispose some of the waste from South Carolina's Savannah River Site in the west Utah desert.

State officials have started inspecting some of the waste awaiting disposal at the facility.

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Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah's report: http://healutah.org/files/Makhijani2010.pdf

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