Colorado

Sep 20, 2010 6:44 AM

Utah company to seek permit to ship soil to Colo.

The Utah-based company EnergySolutions says it will apply for a special-use permit from Conejos County in Colorado to ship contaminated soil there and operate a waste transfer station south of Antonito.

The decision came after six weeks of negotiations to address disputes over rail shipments of dirt contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Colin Austin of EnergySolutions says the process will allow residents to see what the company plans for a site it would lease from the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad.

Andrea Trujillo-Guajardo of the citizens group Conejos County Clean Water says the group still has concerns.

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