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Utah Governor worried about Goshute hypocrisy
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TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2001

Worried that he may look like a hypocrite for opposing the storage of nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation but not in a nearby county, Utah Governor Mike Leavitt (R) recently pressured a company not to accept highly radioactive waste.

As a result, Envirocare of Utah yesterday announced it was delaying plans to store the waste in Toole County. The company had, in fact, just received approval from the Utah Division of Radiation Control to store the waste.

On the other hand, Leavitt has set up a special office to oppose the storage of nuclear waste on the Goshute Reservation, which is next to the county. Leavitt also signed into law which prohibits the county from providing services to such a facility on tribal land.

Get the Story:
Nuclear Waste Plan Shelved (The Salt Lake Tribune 7/10)

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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