Kennecott hopes project will change mountain color to green

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  • D Van Duker Syracuse, UT
    Sept. 2, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    I'm always amazed when people move into a development; built next to an industrial complex, and are surprised by noise, dust, and smells typical industrial complex. Who would have thought when you purchase a house near the airport, that there'd be all those noisy planes? Folks that buy a house next to a swamp (I'm sorry--a wetland area), only to complain that there is a mosquito problem...AND SOMEBODY IN CHARGE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! If you purchase a house next to an open-mining pit...there is a REASON the land values were so inexpensive. That is about as dumb as building on sand & gravel--next to a fault-line--because the lot offers a great view….

  • MWCandUtahFan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    The look of Kennecott doesn´t bother me much, represents over 100 years of Utah history and had a big part in building the state. The larger eyesore I believe is the gravel pit off of Beck Street just north of SLC, nasty looking scar. I don´t know if much value comes out of that mountainside and I don´t know if much mining continues should be reclaimed (smoothed over and replanted).

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    A lipstick on a pig...

  • Catherine Gardner Hartlepool, 00
    Aug. 30, 2014 12:01 p.m.

    I visited my sister in Utah last August after being away for 16 years. I was so disappointed and appalled at the state of the Rockies in Utah. Are you demolishing them one by one? Kennecott was by far the most disgraceful sight! It reminded me of an old mining village in Wales where they had let the slag heaps pile up. It is indeed a very ugly sight. There was another one further down South which was being destroyed to either make bricks or provide cement for building I cant remember which one it was. Please stop destroying the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

  • One opinion west jordan, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    I am so happy to hear a reclamation project will occur. I know that it can be done in an efficient manner so the dust is kept down and the mountains are somewhat restored. It is something that certainly needs to be addressed. It has always made me wonder where the naturalists were as the mountains were being destroyed. I don't think I ever saw a demonstration take place by the Sierra Club or the like. Each time I see another spot being decimated on the west mountains it makes me upset. The destruction is moving further north on the mountain now. The poor lovely mountains that used to be green and pleasant are so brown and ugly now and I hope this project works out very well!

  • Laurels Sandy, UT
    Aug. 30, 2014 9:40 a.m.

    I look at the Kennecott pit from my home in Sandy and have wondered how many years it will take for the Oquirrh Mountains to totally disappear. At least there are plans to leave the hills that are left green.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2014 5:37 p.m.

    “'In the long term, I think people will look back and be glad we did this,; Kaiser said.”

    I certainly **hope** that is the idea. Much better than people looking back and wishing for the good'ol brown and dusty hills.