Environmental groups raise alarm over mislabeled nuclear waste shipments through Utah

By Lee Davidson · Published: July 29 
Updated: July 29, 2019

Environmental activists say Utahans living near freeways and railroads may have been endangered by recent shipments of incorrectly labeled radioactive waste headed to Nevada.

They are calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to protest such action by the U.S. Department of Energy, and to say whether Utah and its first responders were warned about the shipments.

“Communities along the interstate highways and railroads in Utah were likely at risk from all of these shipments,” says a letter to the governor from nine activist groups including Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, the Utah Sierra Club, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Uranium Watch and Great Salt Lake Audubon. [Read More]