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MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community loses fight on nuke plant (10/14)
"The Prairie Island nuclear power plant at Red Wing may be allowed to operate for another 20 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected claims that Xcel Energy's safety record is poor enough that the life of the plant should...

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne opposes nuclear waste transfer (10/04)
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is opposing a shipment of nuclear waste through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is considering a request to allow 16 decommissioned 100-ton radioactive steam generators to pass through the seaway. The...

Editorial: A setback to Utah on Skull Valley Goshute waste dump (09/30)
" Four years ago, Utahns thought they had driven a stake through the heart of a scheme to store 44,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear reactor fuel in steel casks on a parking lot in Skull Valley. In July,...

DOI won't appeal decision over Skull Valley Goshute waste dump (09/28)
The Obama administration won't appeal a decision over a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah. On July 26, Judge David M. Ebel ruled that the Interior Department acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when...

Opinion: Storing nuclear waste on Goshute Reservation bad idea (09/01)
"Tim Vollmann contends that the Goshute Tribe has the right to store spent nuclear fuel on tribal property. I do not contest his legal assertions. The fact that it may be legal, however, does not necessarily make it a good...

Tim Vollman: Skull Valley Band wins right to nuclear waste facility (08/30)
"My clients are the Goshute people of the Skull Valley Band. They won a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior, overturning disapproval of their lease with Private Fuel Storage to store spent nuclear fuel on their reservation. Many Utahns...

First Nations might be interested in hosting nuclear waste facility (08/17)
First Nations in Saskatchewan might be interested in hosting Canada's nuclear waste facility. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization, which was created by law to evaluate waste storage proposals, has made presentations to a number of Native groups, a spokesperson said....

Secretary Salazar won't commit to appeal on Goshute nuclear site (08/04)
The Obama administration hasn't decided whether to appeal a decision over a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in Utah on Tuesday. Salazar is facing pressure from Utah's Congressional delegation and other...

Utah politicians urge appeal on Skull Valley Goshute nuclear waste (08/03)
All five members of Utah's Congressional delegation are urging the Obama administration to appeal a decision over a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation. The delegation wrote a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who is in...

Politicians promise battle on Goshute Band nuclear waste facility (07/28)
All five members of Utah's Congressional delegation said they will do whatever it takes to stop the the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians from storing nuclear waste on the reservation. "The plain simple fact is that we will never...

Judge blasts Bush decision on Goshute Band nuclear waste facility (07/27)
A federal judge ordered the Interior Department to reconsider a controversial plan for a nuclear waste storage facility proposed by the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah. Judge David M. Ebel said top Bush administration officials acted in...

Northwest tribes press commission over cleanup at nuclear site (07/15)
Tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington pressed the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to ensure the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington. The site was built on land ceded by tribes in a treaty. Up...

Judge holds hearing over rejected Goshute nuclear dump (03/23)
A federal judge heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah against the Interior Department. The tribe wants to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste at facility on a small...

EarthTalk: Update on nuclear waste storage and tribes (02/25)
"Dear EarthTalk: Some time ago there were issues with Native American tribes storing nuclear waste on their land, something that was both unhealthy to the communities and caused considerable controversy among tribal leaders. Where is this issue today? — M....

Prairie Island leaders push nuclear waste issues (12/16)
New leaders of the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota said they will continue to make nuclear waste management a top priority. The reservation sits next to the Prairie Island nuclear plant. The tribe wants the waste moved to...