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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Nuclear Cloud Over Steve Creamer's Head

Posted By on February 23, 2009, 2:12 PM

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Energy Solutions CEO Steve Creamer, in one of the company's many slickly produced TVads, recalls growing up in 1950's southern Utah and watching the occasional nuclear cloud drift overhead.

While many of his fellow Downwinders have experienced various types of cancer as a result of those exposures, Creamer's brush with radioactivity seems to have caused an advanced case of "thinking" cancer. He claims he loves Utah yet wants to import toxic waste from outside the state. He claims he loves Utah but cynically attempts to bribe the state Legislature during a dire budget year, luring them with the ill-gotten gains that come from poisoning the earth. Lawmakers themselves seem to be showing signs of catching his particular form of thought cancer.


But then again, perhaps that empty look in Creamer's eyes—you know his expression in the most recent spate of TV ads, where he smiles vacantly all while claiming to have concern for Utah's schoolchildren and those who need health care and welfare—comes from having sold his soul for his paycheck and that of his shareholders.

Look, anyone who claims to love Utah—that includes you, lawmakers—should prefer to be buried under a heap of imported radioactive isotopes than be party to this Faustian bargain.

If you agree, then rally with Heal Utah at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5:15 p.m. and raise a little "heal." You'll also find ideas on how to contact your elected officials at

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Since 2003, Jerre Wroble has plied her journalism craft at City Weekly, working in roles such as copy editor, managing editor, editor and magazine editor (taking a few years off here and there for good behavior). She currently works as a contributing editor on special projects such as Best of Utah, City Guide... more

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