More nuclear waste site comment wanted
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SEPTEMBER 19, 2000

Mayors of various Utah communities say the public needs more time to comment on a proposed nuclear waste storage site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.

A public comment period on the site is due to end on Friday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a draft environmental impact statement on the site but the mayors say issues of cost, tourism, and property values need to be considered more closely.

The Skull Valey Goshute tribe wants to store up to 40,000 tons of spent fuel from power plants all throughout the country. The tribe has already signed a lease agreement with Private Fuel Storage, a company representing eight electric utilities.

Along with other leaders including Governor Mike Leavitt, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said he opposes the site.

Get the Story:
Mayors Seek More Time to Comment On Nuclear Storage (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/19)
Hatch Joins N-Waste Opposition (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/19)

Related Stories:
Tribal nuclear waste targeted (Enviro 09/05)
Goshute plan comes under fire (Enviro 07/28)
Goshute nuclear plan raises ire (Enviro 07/11)

Relevant Links:
Private Fuel Storage Facility Application, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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The Skull Valley Goshutes -