Tribal nuclear waste targeted
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Nuclear waste destined for a site on the Goshute Reservation in Skull Valley, Utha, is being targeted by Governor Mike Leavitt and Representative Jim Hansen (R-Utah).

The 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.

But many oppose the plan. Leavitt announced a new council to help fight the proposal and Hansen said he will introduce legislation to raise liability insurance requirements on electric utilities such as PFS from $9 billion to $200 billion.

Get the Story:
Pols Target N-Waste at Skull Valley (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/5)

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