SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today asked the federal government to look for alternative options for the disposal of nuclear waste.
In light of the ongoing discussion of the possible storage of nuclear waste in Utah’s Skull Valley area, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement:
“The transportation and storage of high-level nuclear waste create substantial and legitimate public health, safety, and environmental concerns.
“It is not reasonable to suggest that any one area bear a disproportionate burden of the transportation and concentration of nuclear waste.
“We ask the federal government to harness the technological and creative power of the country to develop options for the disposal of nuclear waste.”