Interstate Compact Can’t Block Italian Waste: Judge

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste, a federally chartered regional organization, cannot prevent EnergySolutions Inc.'s import of foreign low-level nuclear waste into a storage facility Northwest does not run, a judge has ruled.

Judge Ted Stewart of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Friday granted in part EnergySolutions' motion for summary judgment, ruling that Northwest does not have the authority to block the Salt Lake City-based company from importing low-level radioactive waste from Italy to a nuclear disposal site in...
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