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Group rallies against nuclear waste headed to Utah   ksl.com 19th Dec , 2009  By John Hollenhors SALT LAKE CITY — A group rallied Saturday against a trainload of nuclear waste on its way to Utah, demanding Gov. Gary Herbert send the trains back immediately………… A trainload of depleted uranium is making its way to Utah from South Carolina. Two more trainloads are delayed until a safety review is complete. The governor believes the deal he worked out is sufficient. But critics claim it’s putting future generations at risk.

The rail-side rally was organized by HEAL — the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah. It’s trying to stop the first of three trainloads of depleted uranium from a federal cleanup in South Carolina.

Christopher Thomas, HEAL’s policy director, said, “This is wrong. It’s an abuse of our state’s rights. It’s a threat to our health and environment. Our message today is simple: ‘Governor Herbert, turn these trains around!'”…………..HEAL stresses the waste actually becomes hotter over time. Law professor Ed Firmage said, “This is a terrorist act. We’re bringing depleted uranium!”

ksl.com – Group rallies against nuclear waste headed to Utah

December 21, 2009 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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