The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 6, 1991 · Page 9
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 9

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Sunday, October 6, 1991
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MO Sunday, October 6, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER NationA-9 HjilEPlM'S Court battle lost, Idaho takes waste Radioactive shipment not welcome iioie Epity una 1 V 01 CPOIll! QifCPS Low Rates and J . ( A L.JV i Idaho contended in a lawsuit that the shipments would violate the Nuclear Waste Policy Act because the Energy De-oartment failed 1 fljfflNE COSTS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho Radioactive waste shipments to Idaho resumed Saturday, three years after Gov. Cecil Andrus declared he wouldn't allow his state to become a dumping ground. Andrus, a former U.S. Interior secretary, refused to concede defeat as the first of about 200 shipments of waste from a decommissioned nuclear plant in Colorado rolled into the state. "This Colorado utility's waste is truly the camel's nose under the tent," he said. After a 560-mile trip from Plat-teville, Colo., the truck passed an Idaho State Police inspection on its way to the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. The 550,000-acre federal research installation is in eastern Idaho. A strict inspection of the truck loaded with spent fuel rods had been the state's last chance to stop the shipment. Last month, Idaho lost its latest round in court to the federal Department of Energy over waste from the Fort St. Vrain nuclear power plant. At last - a convenient, smart way to borrow at a low, low rate. Compare this line and all its advantages (like, no closing costs or prepayment penalty) with any other line around, and youll find you've found the best deal in town. Plus, your interest may be tax-deductible. Visit your nearest Ameritrust office soon, or call our Rapid Response Line at 762-8345, weekdays until 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 3. Andrus to conduct a full assessment of the threat to eastern Idaho's 250,000 people. Andrus said the Energy Department, which operates the Idaho laboratory, lied to the state for more than a decade on the purpose of the shipments. The agency originally told Idaho the waste would be brought into the state for research and development, he said. "I refuse to accept that it's inevitable, that they will make a nuclear waste dump out of Idaho," Andrus said. The Energy Department intends to store similar, high-level waste from New York's West Valley reactor in Idaho, Andrus said. He said he also heard waste from an Ohio nuclear reactor was bound for Idaho. I j j L i! n n D fin r y ir Ml'1 Sin Hi' fill ilinnA I Pl I in ill! l In U Li LJ u fc J fc , J Ibwtf ihI muff Lm Li bmk mm LINE OF CREDIT co) mm: Plutonium dump will open over New Mexico objections Act Now WIi:!3 Rates Are Low! opening are being prepared. "In going ahead on an administrative basis, as he has done here, the secretary needlessly causes conflict with our state and with the congressional delegation," said Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a Democrat. Gov. Bruce King, said he supported the state's suit, but he also called on Watkins and members of New Mexico's congressional delegation to begin new negotiations on when and how the repository would open. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a catacomb of storage rooms 2,150 feet beneath the desert in southeastern New Mexico, is designed to permanently entomb nearly one million barrels of plutonium wastes from nuclear weapons plants and laboratories in 10 states. THE NEW YORK TIMES GOLDEN, Colo. Barring a court order, the first shipment of plutonium wastes to the nation's first permanent nuclear waste repository will leave a nuclear-weapons plant in Idaho Thursday and arrive Saturday in New Mexico, the Department of Energy said. The announcement, made Friday by a spokesman in Washington, came a day after Energy Secretary James Watkins bypassed congressional approval and said the $1 billion Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, 26 miles east of Carlsbad, N.M., was ready to begin operations soon after the shipment arrived. In New Mexico and Washington, the state's top political leaders condemned Watkins' decision, and lawsuits to block the repository's Imeritrust, Service you can bank on. C1991 Ameritru9t Member FDIC APR SHOWN ABOVE IS A DAILY PERIODIC RATE OF .0236. Annual membership lee of $45. Insurance on collateral is required. APR is a variable rate. Maximum APR is 25. APR shown is as of publication date. Consult your tax advisor regarding tax deductibility of interest. Now through October 20, Geta3-Wayfor just $2.19 when you buy any size Pepsi product. Tell'em Buddy sent you. 7? ; V Cincinnati's Favorite Chili ss liis Qn' .UUtllUiUl O 4 1111 n-v, Baddy of Buddy's Carpet mm,

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