Eight Western states rejected a company's plan to ship tons of radioactive Italian waste to Utah. The states declared that rules don't allow for foreign loads.
EnergySolutions is applying for a federal license to import 20,000 tons of waste from four Italian nuclear reactors, with a portion to be buried at its private disposal site in Clive, Utah. But members of the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management said their rules would need to be changed to allow the waste to be buried there. The group's decision doesn't mean the waste can't enter the country. The public comment period on the application ends June 10.