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Scaled back Goshute nuclear plan unveiled
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TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2003

Private Fuel Storage (PFS) said it would reduce the size of a proposed nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah in order to respond to safety concerns.

The consortium of eight private utility companies wants a contingency license for 336 casks. The group would still seek permission to store up to 44,000 tons of waste on the reservation pursuant to a tribal contract.

The move comes in response to a decision by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to oppose a license because of possible plane crashes. The ruling is being appealed.

Get the Story:
New Nuke-Waste Proposal (The Salt Lake Tribune 4/1)

Get the Decision:
In the Matter of PRIVATE FUEL STORAGE, LLC, Docket No. 72-22-ISFSI (March 10, 2003)

Relevant Links:
The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe - http://www.skullvalleygoshutes.org
Private Fuel Storage - http://www.privatefuelstorage.com
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov
No High Level Waste, Utah Department of Environmental Quality - http://www.eq.state.ut.us/no_high_level_waste

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