EnergySolutions CEO defends company's proposal to store Italian nuclear waste in U.S.
Should other countries be allowed to store their nuclear waste in the United States? A controversial new proposal by EnergySolutions seeks to import low-level nuclear waste from Italy and store it at a Utah facility. During today's OnPoint, EnergySolutions CEO Steve Creamer makes the case for why his company should be granted approval for the project. Creamer reacts to legislation sponsored by Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) and Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) that would ban the import of foreign radioactive waste. He also discusses Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman's (R) plan to direct his state's representative on the board of the Northwest's nuclear waste council to vote against EnergySolutions' proposal -- a move that could undermine EnergySolutions' chances of moving forward with the project.