NEWS: Radioactive dirt and a truck fire: Critics call it a disaster in waiting

Deseret News
Amy Joi O’Donoghue
July 12, 2018

GRANTSVILLE — Anti-nuclear activists say the Thursday fire of a tractor-trailer hauling radioactive dirt shows just how dangerous Utah roadways stand to be because of the transport and storage of nuclear waste.

“Luckily, the radioactive material container held up in this instance, but there are many examples of truck and train accidents involving toxic substances that have spilled,” said HEAL Utah’s Executive Director Scott Williams. “Transporting radioactive waste, in any form, poses serious, irreversible health hazards should there be an accident.”

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