Nuclear aircraft safety report released
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OCTOBER 17, 2000

Private Fuel Storage (PFS), the company proposing to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah, released its own aircraft safety report on Monday, and military officials agree that an accident at the site is highly unlikely.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission already issued a report on the proposed site. The NRC said it would be safe.

Governor Mike Leavitt, who opposes the plan, earlier said the site would restrict Air Force missions and hurt the economy of the area. But Air Force officials agree with calculations made by PFS which show that accidents involving aircraft are not likely.

Three retired Air Force officers also consult for PFS.

Get the Story:
Military Says Accident Near Nuke Waste Site 'Unlikely' (The Salt Lake Tribune 10/17)

Get the NRC Safety Report:
Safety Evaluation Report Concerning The Private Fuel Storage Facility (US NRC Docket No. 72-22. October 2000)

Get the draft environmental impact statement:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for theConstruction and Operation of an Independent Spent Fuel StorageInstallation on the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band of GoshuteIndians and the Related Transportation Facility in Tooele County,Utah (US NRC Docket No. 72- 22. June 2000)

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Relevant Links:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission -
Other documents, NRC -
Private Fuel Storage -
The Skull Valley Goshutes -