Hey give the Goshute Tribe bingo! Or not
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When it comes to nuclear waste or bingo, Utah residents, by a 2-to-1 margin would rather the Skull Valley Tribe open a bingo hall than a waste repository.

But 43 percent of respondents to a Salt Lake Tribune poll also said they don't think the tribe should have either kind of development.

The tiny and impoverished tribe signed a contract to store up to 44,000 tons of highly radioactive waste on its reservation. State politicians and some tribal members oppose the plan.

According to draft documents reviewed by The Salt Lake Tribune, the tribe was initially offered less than $40 million, plus profits, by eight private utilities seeking to send their waste to Utah. The figure wasn't accepted but the actual amount is unknown except for a select few.

Get the Story:
Utahns Favor Bingo Profits Over N-Waste for Goshutes (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/30)
Drafts Show Seamy Side of N-Waste Deal (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/29)

Relevant Links:
Utah Office of High Level Nuclear Waste Opposition -
Private Fuel Storage Facility Application, Nuclear Regulatory Commission -
Private Fuel Storage -
The Skull Valley Goshutes -

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