Challenges to Goshute nuclear rejected
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued two rulings on Wednesday striking down challenges to a plan to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation of Utah.

Both challenges were brought by the state of Utah, which opposes the storage site. In one ruling, the NRC denied a "late-filed" request to consider the environmental impacts of terrorism on the reservation.

The second challenge upheld the federal government's jurisdiction over the site. A consortium of private fuel companies needs permission to store waste on the reservation.

Get the Story:
Feds Are No Help to Utah on N-Waste (The Salt Lake Tribune 12/19)

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