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Goshute Tribe holds election

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2001

The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah held elections on Saturday but official results are not yet available.

Current chairman Leon Bear has faced a leadership challenge by some within the tiny tribe. He has signed a lease with eight private fuel companies to store up to 40,000 tons of nuclear waste on the tribe's reservation.

According to a tribal member who opposes the waste facility, irlinda Moon was elected chairwoman and Sammy Blackbear was elected vice chairman. Both are opponents of nuclear storage as well.

Utah's attorney general last week asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the tribe and Private Fuel Storage against laws recently passed in the state. Utah says Congress never authorized private industry the right to store waste.

Get the Story:
Goshutes Hold Election, But No One Declared a Winner Yet (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/24)
Utah Says N-Waste ProposalIsn't Legal (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/24)

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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