Utah Senate panel advances radioactive waste bill, despite Gov. Gary Herbert's 'discomfort'

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  • railroader921 MSC, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 12:14 p.m.

    I say we agree to it if Energy Solutions will pay for cleaner air in Utah. Start with UTA's total budget in perpetuity. If the desert has to glow than we should at least be breathing clean air on the Wasatch Front.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 15, 2019 12:29 a.m.

    Where is the backbone of our politicians to stop this. What is in it for them financially. If is toxic waste. It is not worth billion dollars. We need to stop being fir sakt to the highest bidder. What good is all that $ from different industries if we destroy our lands, air, water?

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Feb. 14, 2019 8:44 p.m.

    I urge Governor Herbert to veto this folly should it pass.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 7:47 p.m.

    Yes the waste does stay radioactive for centuries. But it's buried far away from anything out in the middle of nowhere.

    If they are offering a billion dollars like they did last time they offered this it would really help us all if we invested it and spent the rest correctly or even lowered taxes.

    It's a win win.

  • Skinny Skip from Ojai Ventura, CA
    Feb. 14, 2019 7:00 p.m.

    Bamafone-further to your comment-why would Utah accept placing coal power plants that pollute the air in Utah that generate power for a state that professes its own self righteousness concerning environmental issues? Oh yeah, the power plant provides a dozen jobs in Delta. These are classic cases of industry pushing off their externalities onto the greater society with a cost everyone pays.

  • water rocket , 00
    Feb. 14, 2019 6:58 p.m.

    I am adamantly opposed to Utah being the nuclear waste dump for other states who create the waste. Other states get the benefits and we get the garbage that remains radioactive for centuries.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 6:48 p.m.

    Why on earth would we want to be a dumping ground for everyone’s hot radioactive waste.