Railroad to nuclear site approved
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FEBRUARY 21, 2001

The US Surface Transportation Board has given preliminary approval to a rail line the Great Salt Lake and Southern Railroad LLC wants to build to the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah.

The rail line would transport nuclear waste to a facility a consortium of private utility companies want to build on the reservation. A number of state lawmakers and officials, including Governor Mike Leavitt, oppose the plan.

The 32-mile line would cost between $20 million and $35 million, Great Salt Lake estimated. It would run between Low, Utah, and the reservation.

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Federal Board Gives Approval for Rail Line to Goshute N-Waste Storage Site (The Salt Lake Tribune 2/21)