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Goshute waste plan criticized
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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2002

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on Monday night held the first in a series of Utah field hearings on a plan to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.

Attendees spoke out overwhelmingly against the proposal, saying it lacked adequate protections. Some tribal members also criticized the current leadership for signing an agreement not supported by everyone in the tiny tribe.

The tribe has signed a lease to store up to 40,000 tons of highly radioactive waste for up to 20 years. If the Yucca Mountain site ever opens, the waste would be transferred there.

Get the Story:
Keep N-waste out, Utah says (The Deseret News 4/8)
Utahns say 'No' to N-waste (The Deseret News 4/9)
Utahns Rally Against N-Waste Facility (The Salt Lake Tribune 4/9)

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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