posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 01:10 PM
I'm interested, but I don't understand a thing you just wrote.
From reading the articles, it doesn't seem to me that anyone's concern is how the spring runoff might affect the Colorado's flow and subsequently
cause it to drag massive amounts of uranium tailings downriver. It seems all anyone's worried about is the long term effects of seepage of waste into
the ground water.
No matter how much runoff there is, I don't think the Colorado would be allowed to overflow it's banks, since the flow is regulated at so many
points along the river. That does not, however, eliminate the possibility that the water table may rise to the point that the tailings that have
already seeped into the ground could be more easily dragged into the river. The land lying around the Colorado in the Moab area is pretty flat.
I'm really afraid this is just going to have to be a wait and see thing. Bureacracy has neither the impetus nor the sense of urgency for acting
quickly when situations require immediate attention.
We may just have to hope for the best, but in the mean time, we should be writing our government officials with our concerns. If you're not in Utah,
but Utah affects you, definitely get in touch with your locals and complain about Utah. We need prodding.