FROM THE ARCHIVE

Norton asked to pull approval for Goshute waste site

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2003

Five members of Utah's Congressional delegation wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Tuesday, asking her to rescind approval of a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a lease agreement between the tribe and Private Fuel Storage (PFS), a consortium of eight private nuclear utilities. The agency, however, is not responsible for the licensing process for the waste plant.

Attempts to elicit from the BIA the details of the agreement failed through the courts.

Get the Story:
Utahns Ask Help to Block N-Waste (The Salt Lake Tribune 4/25)

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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