Happy to agree with procuradorfiscal. It was never our wish to become the
"worlds garbage can". If you'll check your history, you'll see
it was forced upon us, by those places generating the waste. It started out with
Salt Lake County's mess, and we didn't have the horses to fight it
back then. We tried to make the best of it, despite the best efforts of those
like the Happy Vally Heretic that think they should now have a say in what
happens out here. No issues of your own in Utah County? Contrary to the dated
info in the editorial (incinerator not incinerating much these days) there
isn't much to worry about out here these days. Energy Solutions
doesn't have much anymore. Deseret Chemical winding down. The simple fact
is, if the Wasatch Front folks are now so worried about it, write a check. There
are hard decisions being made out here. I have friends on the Haz-mat team. I
also have friends in the Economic Development Dept, the Surveyors office. Making
judgements from the cheap seats is easy, isn't it?
Or, maybe Tooele can't afford to be the worlds garbage can as they had
hoped for.Not enough money in accepting radioactive waste?What
happens when Energy Solutions files bankruptcy?Short sighted,
considering the garbage they're accepting get hotter for thousands of
years.How is greed in Tooele County the East bench elites fault again? I don't believe those "elites" thought it was a good idea from
the get go, maybe you guys in Tooele ought to listen to those elites next
Re: "It would not be prudent for the county to do away with the unit . . .
."That's refreshing. It appears some East-Bench liberals
may have finally recognized that Tooele County actually exists.So's you know -- in Tooele County we love our environment as much as the
next guy. But we still believe that, once the money runs out to respond to an
emergency in all the state-licensed and policed facilities they've placed
in our County, you have to stop spending.We're aware
that's not particularly fashionable up in the avenues, but it has the
advantage of squarely facing reality.If East Bench elites have truly
developed a concern for our welfare in Tooele County, they have a ready remedy
-- cough up the cash.
Hence, local control is not always your best option . . .