Moab’s uranium tailings, still “going to be moved”

June 8, 2009

Has this news story changed at all in the last 30 years?

You may remember last March when last the Bathtub visited the issue of uranium tailings near Moab, Utah — “soon” to be moved in a multi-million dollar project.

Still pending — but with more money! At this rate, by 2050, this project will have enough money to buy Utah and force all the residents out.  Then the tailings may not need so urgently to be moved.

(Actually, if you read the article at Planetsave, it says the tailings are being moved.  Good news.)

Cool picture, though:

Caption from Planetsave:  Desert spreads endlessly beyond the horizon, where crystalline azure meets rusted bronze. This is red rock country. Moab, Utah is known for its breathtaking scenery. Red rock arches, labyrinth-like canyons, the clever Colorado River. This paradise permeates the soul and the soil.  But something else sleeps in the soil: uranium tailings.

Caption from Planetsave: Desert spreads endlessly beyond the horizon, where crystalline azure meets rusted bronze. This is red rock country. Moab, Utah is known for its breathtaking scenery. Red rock arches, labyrinth-like canyons, the clever Colorado River. This paradise permeates the soul and the soil. But something else sleeps in the soil: uranium tailings.


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