Our dear Sen. Bob Bennett is showing us exactly why he needs to be replaced in 2010 by stalling a bill that blocks Italy's radioactive waste from being stored here in Utah. In fact, it looks as if Brazil, Mexico and Great Britain are interested in shipping waste to Utah via EnergySolutions as well!
Bennett claims that it threatens free trade and energy development.
If preventing our state from being the dumping ground for the world inhibits free trade, then so be it. I doubt the development of new technology will really be inhibited if Italy is forced to store the waste it created.