NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter to Power Resources, Inc.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: IV-16-018 August 31, 2016

NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter to Power Resources, Inc.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Confirmatory Action Letter to Power Resources Inc. of Casper, Wyo., documenting actions that the company has agreed to take before resuming shipments of radioactive sludge to a Utah facility.

The letter formalizes commitments company officials made to the NRC following two incidents in which containers of radioactive barium sulfate sludge, a byproduct of uranium ore processing, arrived at the facility in Blanding, Utah, with some external contamination from leakage during transport. The incidents occurred in August 2015 and March 2016.

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