In our opinion: Debate over nuclear waste storage in Tooele is over


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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 17, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Debate over?

    For now, maybe.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    When people in Tooele need a bone scan, thyroid scan or radium implant as part of their medical care, where would they propose the waste be dumped, perhaps in someone else's back yard? When emotion triumphs over reason, the result is usually bad.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    Re: "It's a shame."

    It is, indeed.

    The foolishness of this move will become more and more clear as new technologies come online that will change our designation of "spent nuclear fuel" to the new, more apt description -- "FUEL."

    And our perceptions of "nuclear waste dumps" to energy "gold mines."

    Jan. 15, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    There are better places - more tectonically stable - than Tooele County. That area near Las Vegas would be absolutely perfect. I'm a scientist myself - studied nuclear physics in particular. But yes, Washington is never in a hurry to address real problems before they get worse. They're only interested in making existing problems worse in their attempts to "solve" them.

  • Sensible Scientist Rexburg, ID
    Jan. 15, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    It's a shame. This could have brought good revenue and jobs to Tooele county. All the rhetoric about it not being safe was pure scare tactics, and factually baseless.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Jan. 15, 2013 6:09 a.m.


    Then again, as long as folks like Mike Lee are in power, I'd always be worried about this.