Maine Tainted Soil Sent Back From Utah

Date: April 13, 2005

Source: News Room

Rail cars carrying contaminated soil from the former Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, Maine to a landfill in Utah are returning to Maine following the discovery that previous shipments contained water and, in some cases, were leaking. The low-level radioactive waste is not a significant environmental threat, but the landfill's owner, Envirocare of Utah (, cannot bury soil that is too wet. Maine Yankee is in the midst of a $500 million cleanup job that is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

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