A trade publication reported Friday that part of Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. might be up for sale. The RadWaste Monitor newsletter said a likely candidate for such a sale is the nuclear-waste company's government-projects group, though no final decision has been made.
The trade press article noted the sale probably would not include the company's 1-mile-square disposal site in Tooele County. The reasons: the long-term liability questions pertaining to the low-level radioactive waste buried there and, also, because the disposal is key to one of the company's biggest contracts, the 10-year, $1 billion cleanup of the Zion nuclear power plant site in Illinois.
"While EnergySolutions does not normally comment on rumors floating around the industry, we can say that EnergySolutions has not offered the government group for sale," said company spokesman Mark Walker in a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune and the newsletter.