Wow!I have no comment except to quote Mr. Dektol, "Most of Utah is
wasteland. Not Good for much of anything but storing trash."Oh, yes
I do have a comment. Open your eyes and you will see the beauty in any part of
Utah. Beauty and uniqueness. This is a beauty that should not be despoiled by
greed. The early inhabitants saw the beauty and revered it. If you
can't make a buck off it, it is "waste land."
The name "Energy Solutions" was chosen to give that company a positive spin in
the community. A more appropriate name would be "Radioactive Solutions".
Regardless of their green earth labeling efforts, their revenues come from
storing the radioactive waste that no one else whats to deal with. And now that
Energy Solutions' lawyer "Mike Lee" is most likely going to be elected as Utah's
freshman senator this fall, don't be surprised when MORE of this radioactive
waste is shuttled into our state.
Utah accepts LA Trash near Price, why no crying about that? Because you know
most of Utah is wasteland. Not good for much of anything but storing trash. Let
these guys bring it in, store it and TAX the stuff. Very simple and safe and
maybe make enough money to eliminate property taxes. They can't put it anywhere
else so TAX the heck out of it. They have to pay or keep it there so they really
have no choice. Make Money and reduce or eliminate taxes while dumping the stuff
in the desert where no one goes anyway.
And what has Mike Lee, the Energy Solutions shill running for Senate, done to
keep the nuclear waste out of Utah? Oh, yeah -- that's right. Nothing!
Utah, the Nation's Dumping Ground.
They just found some better class politicians to buy, outside of Utah. And for the three Energy Solutions employees that posted here, a few
questions.1. Do you actually know any of the "long-term environment
impacts" is a good question, but an honest person would have to answer, no.
Because it is impossible to know the long-term impacts.2. Why is
anyone who opposes Energy Solutions a "liberal"? I believe in conservation
which shares a base with conservative. I believe that we should know that the
awful "government" won't be on the hook for any "unforeseen" long-term
impacts.3. I don't think being the nation's dump is a good
"legacy," appropriate, but not really good.
The real story that is not being reported is why Exelon wants Zion to be
decommissioned. For 2 to 5 billion Zion could be a carbon free 2,100 MWe
facility for at least another 40 years. This is a deal when considering one
new 1154 MWe Westinghouse AP1000 costs significantly more. The reason why
Exelon wants to close Zion is because they would not get their money back in the
short term from their investment. This is due to the fact there is an over
capacity of power in N. ILL. Thus more power would lower the cost of regional
power and hurt Exelon overall profit. Regardless of this business
decision I will give Exelon credit for moving forward with refurbishing projects
that should increase the capacity of the rest of their nuclear fleet by at least
30%.Oh well, win some loose some. It should be noted that ES is
just a nuclear service provider and is not responsible for the premature closure
of Zion. That responsibility rests with John Rowe and the rest of the Exelon
board. Anywho I doubt the Exelon board would remain if they didn’t
ensure that they made money off their investments.
apparently energy solutions has a better reputation outside of utah than within
Re: MillcreekRezDo you actually know any of the "long-term
environmental impacts" of storing low-level radioactive waste, or are you just
parroting what you're hearing on NPR? Be honest now....If you have
any actual facts on the "long-term environmental impacts", please post them.
I'll be waiting. But I won't be holding my breath while I wait.
Utah residents can easily take a tour, get the facts, see a safe operation and
design, and learn a lot about any long-term impacts.See it for
yourself! There are good jobs in returning nuclear power plants
back to green fields where land can be used for chosen activities. Go see where this is done. Meet some of the people who do this kind of
service. Learn about an industry that makes electricity without
Looks like the Energy Solutions multimillion dollar public relations campaign is
paying off. They want all of us Utah residents to focus on the economic
benefits of bringing radioactive waste into Utah rather than its long-term
environmental impacts. Brilliant move, Energy Solutions!
Great news- bring it on. More jobs in this lousy ecomomy. Enough is
enough is clueless. Typical liberal reaction. Say the word "nuclear" and they
blow a gasget. Get the facts, do some reading, understand the benefit to our
state & very very low risk and quit with the unfounded knee jerk emotional
So glad we have great jobs created by a great company like Energy Solutions who
can dispose of nuclear waste in a safe and responsible manner. What a legacy
for all of us in Utah.
So glad we have more nuclear waste coming here. What a great legacy for all of
us in Utah.