Nuclear Waste Shipment Could Be Headed To NV
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A shipment of 9,400 drums of depleted uranium oxide could be headed to Nevada.
State officials say the U.S. Department of Energy is considering a plan to send the radioactive waste from a cleanup site in South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site.
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection spokesman Vinson Guthreau (guth-row) says the state didn't make a request to store the waste and it's DOE's decision about where to send it.
DOE spokeswoman Jen Stutsman says her agency is considering its options for disposal of the waste but hasn't reached a decision.
Stutsman also declined to comment on a published report that DOE wants to permanently dispose of the material at the Nevada site about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
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