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FBI subpoenas Goshute leaders

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002

The FBI has issued subpoenas to two Skull Valley Goshute leaders to determine how tribal money is being spent on a proposed nuclear waste facility in Utah.

The subpoenas are for numerous documents related to the facility. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the FBI is asking for the records because it is investigating a potential crime.

The FBI action comes after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission quashed an order requiring the tribe to release much of the same information. One tribal official whose position is in dispute, Secretary Rex Allen, has already turned his documents to the FBI.

Chairman Leon Bear has not. The paper reports that he administers a $1.4 million fund that a group of private utilities paid to the tribe in support of the waste storage facility.

Get the Story:
Feds Demand Goshutes Open Financial Books on N-Waste Deal (The Salt Lake Tribune 3/14)

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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