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MURRAY FIRM WINS PCB DISPOSAL PACT

Westinghouse Remediation Services of Murray has won a $6.5 million federal contract to dispose of highly toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from power plants in the West.

"The Aptus incinerator near Tooele will receive about one-third of the PCB waste material," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who announced the grant. He said the rest will be transported to disposal sites in Idaho and Arizona.The Western Area Power Administration gave the firm a contract to handle disposals in Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.

Hatch noted that while PCBs are dangerous, they are considered safe for highway transport.