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Critics: Bush duped Utah on nuclear deal
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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2002

The Bush administration's pledge to scuttle a nuclear waste facility on a Utah reservation was a ruse, supporters and opponents of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe charge.

According to Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham agreed to derail the tribe's plan. In turn, they voted for the Yucca Mountain waste dump in Nevada.

But Abraham's pledge doesn't apply to a private facility, both sides of the debate say.

Get the Story:
Yucca Vote Unlikely to Deter Skull Valley Dump (The Salt Lake Tribune 7/15)
Skull Valley plan far from dead (The Deseret News 7/14)
Utilities' promise to Bennett, Hatch may carry little weight (The Deseret News 7/14)

Relevant Links:
Utah Office of High Level Nuclear Waste Opposition - http://www.eq.state.ut.us/HLW/Hlw_opp.htm
Private Fuel Storage Facility Application, Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov/OPA/reports/pfs.htm
Private Fuel Storage - http://www.privatefuelstorage.com
The Skull Valley Goshutes - http://www.skullvalleygoshutes.org

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