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DiCicco: Radioactive Waste Should Not Be Stored In Our Communities

November 10, 2010

Domenick DiCicco

A small Gloucester County suburb should not be forced to store 50,000 tons of radioactive waste from a defunct metal alloy manufacturer, despite a federal appeals court ruling, Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco said today.

 “Families in Newfield should not be forced to spend the rest of their lives next to one of the most toxic sites in New Jersey,”

DiCicco said.

“New Jersey’s plan to ship this waste to a properly licensed site in Utah is the one that makes the most sense for the health and safety of our community.”

 

The company, Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp., closed its Newfield facility in 1998. It started working with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a plan to leave the low-level radioactive waste on-site until New Jersey officials intervened in 2009, saying the material should be shipped to Utah instead. The company objected and the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the NRC should have authority over the matter, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“The NRC should side with the people of Newfield and the state of New Jersey over a company that does not want to pay to properly remove its toxic mess,”

DiCicco said.

“This situation has festered far too long and our communities deserve resolution that does not include a lifetime sentence next to radioactive slag.”

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  1. RerormNOW permalink
    November 12, 2010 11:24 pm

    No surprise here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20101112_N_J__to_Camden_authority__No_bailout_this_time.html

    How these Camden County Democrats continue to win is beyond me!

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