Through the 21st century, there have been many suggestions for beneficial use of this old energy site — another golf course, a rip-’em-up ATV course and placid green space. The best suggestion, by far, that I have heard is to use the UMTRA site for a solar farm.
The town of Green River may want a glow-in-the-dark nuclear power plant on the Green River. That’s old energy. But the town of Moab could have a glow-in-the-light/dark-skies-at-night solar power facility on the Colorado River. It would be economic, ecological and sustainable new energy.
It’ll take a lot of planning by city, county, state, federal and other stakeholders — including the citizens of Grand County and bordering counties, the business community, civic organizations, legislators and others. So we’d better get started. A community-owned solar farm is “watts” right for the site.