State EPA accepts waste disposal remarks

Nevada’s Environmental Protection Department will certainly accept public remarks through Aug. 25 on a draft authorization renewal for the federal Department of Energy to run 4 hazardous waste disposal devices at the Nevada National Security Site.

The units consist of one for keeping contaminated materials mixed with low-level radioactive waste, located at the security site’s Location 5 garbage dump, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

That is the same location where the Department of Energy is throwing away a powerful type of uranium waste from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

To send comments and see documents about the draft authorization, go to the department’s site, http://ndep.nv.gov/admin/public.htm#bff, send an e-mail to jcostarica@ndep.nv.gov!.?.!, or compose to: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Federal Facilities, ATTN: Justin Costa Rica, 2030 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 230, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Contact Keith Rogers at krogers@reviewjournal.com!.?.! or 702-383-0308. Discover him on Twitter: @KeithRogers2.

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