Debate over?For now, maybe.
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
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."
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.
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
Good. Then again, as long as folks like Mike Lee are in power,
I'd always be worried about this.