Toxic leaks on U.S. 191 reveal lax shipping practices

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Toxic leaks on U.S. 191 reveal lax shipping practices

Radioactive material headed to White Mesa; NRC cites lax practices
A load of toxic sludge from a Wyoming uranium mine is dumped in a waste containment cell at the White Mesa Mill in March.
A dripping trail of radioactive waste leads toward the White Mesa mill along U.S. 191. An investigation in June by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that mining company Cameco Resources failed to adequately package hazardous waste for transport. Waste shipments from the Saskatchewan-based company have been suspended pending an NRC correction plan.
Workers wash off hazardous waste from the entrance to the White Mesa Mill and U.S. 191 after a delivery truck arrived leaking. Contaminated soil was removed.
Barium sulfate, a radioactive waste product of uranium mining, leaked from this container truck in March while en route to the White Mesa mill disposal site in southeast Utah. The driver said he braked for a deer near Meeker, causing the load to shift.

Toxic leaks on U.S. 191 reveal lax shipping practices

A load of toxic sludge from a Wyoming uranium mine is dumped in a waste containment cell at the White Mesa Mill in March.
A dripping trail of radioactive waste leads toward the White Mesa mill along U.S. 191. An investigation in June by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that mining company Cameco Resources failed to adequately package hazardous waste for transport. Waste shipments from the Saskatchewan-based company have been suspended pending an NRC correction plan.
Workers wash off hazardous waste from the entrance to the White Mesa Mill and U.S. 191 after a delivery truck arrived leaking. Contaminated soil was removed.
Barium sulfate, a radioactive waste product of uranium mining, leaked from this container truck in March while en route to the White Mesa mill disposal site in southeast Utah. The driver said he braked for a deer near Meeker, causing the load to shift.
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