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Report released on Goshute nuclear plan

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2001

Ralph Nader's government watchdog group has released a report documenting the history of an apparently expensive lobbying effort to bring nuclear waste to the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah.

The report says the eight private utilities who want to store the waste on the reservation spent $37 million in the past 18 months to convince lawmakers of the plan's feasibility. It also says the companies might end up turning Utah into a permanent nuclear waste dump since so much opposition exists to a similar, government-sponsored facility that is proposed in Nevada.

The tribe and the companies criticized the report as a rehash of old arguments.

Get the Story:
Utilities Spent Millions to Lobby For Nuclear Waste Site in Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune 7/27)

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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