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Goshute waste site survives earthquake review

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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2003

A proposed nuclear waste site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah is safe from earthquakes, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruled on Thursday.

Eight private utility companies have signed a lease with the tribe to store highly radioactive waste. State politicians oppose the site.

The facility still needs to clear additional hurdles before it opens. The board in March ruled that the possibility of a jet fighter crash will prevent the site from being fully licensed unless addressed.

Get the Story:
N-Waste Site Quake-Safe, Board Says (The Salt Lake Tribune 5/23)

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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