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Western Shoshones file lawsuit against Yucca Mountain

Western Shoshone leaders and activists filed a lawsuit on Friday aimed at stopping the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Leaders of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe and the Te-Moak Tribe joined the Western Shoshone National Council in filing the suit. They say the land being used for the repository belongs to the Western Shoshone Nation under the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley.

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe lives closest to the Yucca Mountain site. The tribe has sought to consulted about decisions affecting the repository but says it is being ignored.

Get the Story:
Western Shoshones file Yucca lawsuit (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 3/5)
Indians say Yucca project a violation (AP 3/4)
Tribe files federal lawsuit against Yucca Mountain nuclear dump (AP 3/4)
Peace Treaty of 1866 Could Stop Yucca Mountain Project (KLAS 3/4)

Relevant Links:
Western Shoshone Defense Project -
The Yucca Mountain Project, Department of Energy -
Nuclear Waste Project Office -

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