Nuclear Power Debate - Green River, UT

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James Barnes

Salt Lake City, UT

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Mar 22, 2012
 
The Blue Castle Nuclear Power project will bring safe, clean power to the state of Utah. I wonder if this line was used in Chernobyl Russia or Fukushima Japan prior to construction of their Nuclear power plants? About twenty six years ago a routine safety check was proceeding at the Chernobyl plant. An explosion and fire resulted in radioactive fallout that spread over tens of thousands of square miles, driving more than a quarter million people permanently from their homes. This area is still uninhabitable after twenty six years. Fukushima Japan's disaster is still vivid in people's minds and resulted in meltdowns at three reactors spewing radiation into the air. Some 100,000 residents were evacuated and currently remain in temporary housing or with relatives. Why should people of Utah, especially Green River and Emery county living within the Intermountain Seismic Belt known for earthquakes measuring 5.5 to 7.5 on the Richter Scale take this kind of risk? Clean alternative fuels are available in Utah such as Natural Gas or Wyoming Coal. These fuels could provide needed power without exposing people to high risk "Nuclear Power" located in the earthquake corridor of Utah. How can coal provide clean energy? Most coal from the East or Midwest cannot meet the Clean Air Act passed in 1970 without scrubbers but Wyoming coal can. Clean burning Wyoming Coal can meet emission requirements in current power plants with little modification to the plant. New power plants developed to burn Wyoming Coal, or clean burning Natural Gas can meet our environmental and power requirements for many years without the risk of a "Nuclear disaster". Now is the time for us to come together to say "No" to High Risk Nuclear power in our State!
B

Price, UT

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Aug 31, 2012
 
Green River has ben afraid of change for at least the 35 years i have lived here. As with anything in this world there are the pros and cons. Here if they would hire the locals skilled or need training, we all deserve the chance to help better our lives. The city of Green River is for the people that work for the city and to hell with the locals. Its always been that way. Give the locals an oppertunity to once again, better our lives.
Steve

Parker, CO

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Feb 9, 2014
 
A nuclear accident in Green River could effectively wipe out the National Parks near Moab permanently. These parks hold some of the most beautiful land in the country. Since there is an overabundance of natural gas being produced then it makes perfect sense to build a gas power electric generating station in lieu of a nuke plant, that if damaged could kill thousands and destroy millions of square mile of land....forever. Not to mention the fallout zone east lay Grand Junction Colorado and Denver. This nuke plant idea, in my view, is the stupidest decision I have ever heard of and I wonder if the people making these decisions really understand what's at risk.
Steve

Englewood, CO

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Feb 9, 2014
 
A nuclear accident in Green River could effectively wipe out the National Parks near Moab permanently. These parks hold some of the most beautiful land in the country. Since there is an overabundance of natural gas being produced then it makes perfect sense to build a gas power electric generating station in lieu of a nuke plant, that if damaged could kill thousands and destroy millions of square mile of land....forever. Not to mention the fallout zone east lay Grand Junction Colorado and Denver. This nuke plant idea, in my view, is the stupidest decision I have ever heard of and I wonder if the people making these decisions really understand what's at risk.
B. Hayduke

Tucson, AZ

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Mar 20, 2014
 
A poor use of important water, that is used for millions of people, as drinking water, in 4 states.

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