KUER Local News
Fri March 21, 2008
Uranium Taillings to Leave Moab by Truck
By Jon Kovash
Moab, UT – The U-S Department of Energy recently announced it will speed up the removal of uranium tailings near Moab using trucks instead of railroad cars. The D-O-E also downgraded its safety concerns over using heavy trucks to haul the radioactive tailings along Highway 191.
For years, the plan involved trains. The Moab rail spur passes near the 130-acre disposal site at Crescent Junction. What changed everything is the high price Union Pacific wants to use its tracks. Jon Kovash reports from Moab.