Op-ed: The present, future and past of Utah Lake

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    March 10, 2018 8:53 a.m.

    Salem pond is a good example of trying to clean up. Try as you may it is what it is.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 9, 2018 10:10 a.m.

    Finally, some common sense. D-News conservatives, please see that this was not written by some "left wing, liberal, tree hugger". It's from BYU scientists. This "lets develop islands and build on them" is wrong in so many ways. First, after decades of unmitigated heavy metals pollution from dumping by Geneva Steel and others, the dredged up sediment is not fit for building. In fact, if it weren't underwater, it would be a Super Fund site. Second, the government has no right to just give developers taxpayer owned, state property. I know our Legislature is developer laden, but even this is over the top. And finally, do the math. Reducing the size of Utah Lake, thus it's water content, is going to clean it up? While new development runoff and sewage flow back into the lake? This is totally crazy. Even for Utah.