Once again the Deseret News has taken the short-sighted, knee-jerk approach by using more fear than logic. The United States has been shipping weapons-grade plutonium and chemical weapons across this country for over 60 years! A loaded cask can be slammed into by a speeding locomotive without the slightest trace of a leak, but shipping chemical stocks across the states cannot be done without imperiling local communities?

Tooele CADF was opposed by environmentalists, but look at its record. Millions of pounds safely disposed of and not a single person hurt, no environmental damage and good paying, safe jobs.

More rational investigation and less pompous NIMBY (not in my backyard) would serve our community better.

Mike Houston

West Jordan