A court decision issued Tuesday brings new uncertainty to whether nuclear materials on a Gloucester County site will be shipped to Utah or kept in place.
The ruling from a federal appeals court in Washington sent the question back to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The commission ruled in 2011 that New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection would be in charge of the cleanup at the site in Newfield where Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. made metal alloys from 1955 until 1998. The process had a radioactive by-product.
What to do with the leftover material has been the subject of litigation and regulatory battles for a decade.