EnergySolutions begins companywide layoffs with Utah plant

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  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Rifleman: Sorry, the end never justifies the corrupt means. Also, I not complaining about Utah's economy, I am complaining about the lack of competent governance.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    Re: dalefarr South Jordan, Utah

    "Hope Utah handles it better than it did the I-15 rebuild in Utah County"

    The I-15 rebuilding in Utah County is on time and $230 million dollars under budget. Utah may not be perfect but at least we aren't somewhere north of $617 billion (with a "B") in debt.

    Before the liberals start complaining about Utah's economy they should explain California's.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    "Walker said the cuts...are intended to pay down debt." Looks like another problem is brewing for the best managed State. Hope Utah handles it better than it did the I-15 rebuild in Utah County,
    the leaking of medical id's by the state's computer wizards, and the monied corruption of our legislature.

  • Red Barchetta Midvale, utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    You would think that before they start laying off employees they would stop paying millions of dollars each year to have their company name name on a basketball arena. That money could help save many valuable jobs.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    "...EnergySolutions is not facing economic hardship."

    Brings up an interesting situation. What happens when Energy Solutions does eventually dissolve as a company. Does the state of Utah take over all the waste management that will require oversight for time and eternity? Does the federal government do that?

    I keep thinking about all the bankrupt companies that left tailings near Moab, and it took a federal bailout to clean it up given that those companies in the "free market" weren't around to address it.

    Sure, those companies "built that" mess, but they didn't clean it up. Taxpayers had to.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 3:20 a.m.

    This should be a red flag for the Utah oversight committee monitoring Energy Solutions for obeying environmental laws or violation. The first sign of internal company financial problems is cutting back on labor and number of workers. It's a sign of profit margin dipping too low and every means available is required to bring up the guaranteed returns on inventors funding, including EPA and labor safety.

    This also could be why Energy Solutions chose not to pursue one of their own to be on the oversight committee, the committee won't be needed much longer when the lights are turned off at the dump site when the last man leaves.