Radioactive waste bill gets preliminary approval in Utah Senate

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  • JLindow St. George, UT
    Feb. 22, 2019 10:30 a.m.

    Energy Solutions is a landfill, just shoveling dirt over the top of the waste they receive, which does not seem like an approach that can possibly keep the material contained for the thousands of years it will remain hazardous.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 1:27 p.m.

    So what do you think?
    Will this legislation pass in the final hours of the final day of the legislature.?
    I am so disappointed with our legislative leadership catering to special interest groups!

  • Grandfather Ogden, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 11:58 a.m.

    We read, "But Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert, R-Orem, said low-level radioactive waste is "all over the country. It's out there and we, to my knowledge, our not dropping like flies."

    Well now just how short is your sight? Perhaps we may not be dropping like flies but did you ever stop to think what the net effect of the proliferation of Nuclear Waste might be for your children, grand children, great, great and more great other (we hope) children.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 11:33 a.m.

    There must be some big money changing hands somewhere on capital hill. How else would a majority of our lawmakers even consider such a bill.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Feb. 21, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    The people of Utah have suffered the effects of radiation for far to long. Put it somewhere else.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 6:43 a.m.

    This is beyond comprehension and all common sense. Energy Solutions, last year, paid Utah lawmakers 67K to give them a 1.7 million dollar tax cut. We don't need nasty, deadly radioactive waste. Remember the Downwinders? Utah, religious GOP lawmakers over tax or try to ban anything that they deem "bad". Alcohol, tobacco, porn, etc. Now, not only do they want to force Utahn's to live with deadly waste, they reward the people profiting from our health concerns. Unbelievable