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Press Pieces In The News: Utah nuclear site would imperil U.S.
July 20, 2005 - Deseret Morning News (editorial) - Utah nuclear site would imperil U.S. -
The plan by Private Fuel Storage to concentrate 44,000 tons of hot nuclear waste into one small area above ground at the Skull Valley Indian Reservation threatens our national security. Detonating a small nuclear bomb on that 1.5 square mile target would be equivalent to detonating an inconceivably enormous, dirty nuclear bomb. The radiation, carried by wind and the jet stream, could poison every man, woman and child across the entire United States east of Skull Valley. It is clearly foolhardy to concentrate such vulnerability into one location. It is the responsibility of all citizens of the United States to voice their concerns to stop this grievous risk to our national security. Cory Boyce, Lehi.
Originally posted by edsinger
Well I can bet you that Rent a Cops will not be guarding it.
“If the NRC gives its approval and if the opening of the federal dump in Nevada continues to stall, then the Skull Valley reservation could become the first place in the nation – aside from nuclear reactors – to store some of the most toxic waste known to man….
….Because tribes have the right of sovereignty, the consortium of eight utilities wanting to build the dump can bypass state and local regulations, as well as the politics that typically accompany them. For the Goshutes, the dump would mean an economic windfall”
Originally posted by sensfan
I am all for freedom of the press, but do you think that reporting a story like this and ultimately drawing a road map to a terrorist that would want to harm the US big is a good idea???