Governor Herbert Issues Statement about Foreign Nuclear Waste

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement about the importation of foreign nuclear waste to Utah:

“The announcement by Energy Solutions that it will no longer pursue efforts to import foreign nuclear waste for storage at its Clive facility is welcome news for all Utahns. As Governor, I have opposed, and I continue to oppose, the importation of foreign nuclear waste to Utah.”

“This decision by Energy Solutions is the right one, and is personally appreciated by me. I would like to thank the company and its president, Val Christensen, for working with my office and state regulators to reach this decision.”