Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    March 1, 2014 1:46 p.m.

    Here we go again with panic created by a leak -- even if minimal, it will suck up more tax dollars to inspect and insure the facilities are 'safe.' It is so frustrating that the federal government is expected to help subsidize construction of nuclear power plants, monitor nuclear operations for decades, and then take over the maintenance of waste forever (!!!) -- all those subsidies so nuclear power can be "cheap" for utilities to sell to consumers.

    Funny thing, the government isn't needed for clean up and inspections when there's a wind or solar "spill." People squawk about the incentives for renewable energy, but they don't squawk about all the subsidies for nuclear waste security, maintenance, and clean up. Why?

    Think about the federal clean up of the uranium tailings in Moab. Why? Because the companies went bankrupt and didn't clean up after themselves.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 28, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    Much ado about nothing. "Exposed" doesn't mean "harmed," and the workers were not.

    Plutonium and Americium, by the way, are extremely heavy metals and cannot be "in the air" as stated in the article.