Utah still fighting tribal nuclear dump

The federal government will not fight a court order that reopened a proposal to store nuclear waste on an American Indian reservation in Utah.

The Interior Department decision has angered Utah leaders who don’t want a repository for spent fuel rods to sit 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking the government to take another look at the project and reject it again.

U.S. District Judge David M. Ebel of Denver ordered the U.S. Department of the Interior to justify its decision in 2007 to kill the lease on Indian lands for the project because the government’s decision was arbitrary.

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0 Responses to Utah still fighting tribal nuclear dump

  1. Nuclear waste is very dangerous. It is a great pollutant and its radiation can cause different kinds of diseases to people. In my own opinion, this disposal should be paid attention and appropriate action should be made before its too late.

  2. It is sad to know that people who create nukes does not think about its proper waste disposal. Nuke wastes are very dangerous and can highly effect our environment.

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