Goshute nuclear bills face death
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FEBRUARY 28, 2001

Three bills aimed at discouraging a high-waste nuclear facility from being built on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah were stalled in a House committe on Tuesday.

The bills were supported by Governor Mike Leavitt but his office conceded that at least one of them is effectively dead. That bill would have provided $2 million in an economic development fund for the rural tribe. as an incentive for not supporting the facility.

The other bills impose high fees on the eight private companies seeking to store waste on the reservation and create high taxes on local businesses who might otherwise particpate in the project.

The current session of the Utah Legislature ends today.

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