Tooele County chemical hazards ripple outside the county

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  • midnight11 Tooele, Ut
    Sept. 26, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    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?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    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 time round.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    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.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Sept. 26, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    Hence, local control is not always your best option . . .