Take Action! Urge BLM to Deny Private Fuel Storage Proposal to Transport and Dump Waste in Utah!
PFS Proposal is Opposed by Overwhelming Majority of Utah Citizens and is a Flawed Project That Will do Nothing to Solve Nuclear Waste Problem
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Private Fuel Storage (PFS) is a consortium of nuclear energy companies proposing to transport 44,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste across the country to an interim storage facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah. An overwhelming percent of Utah citizens and the state government strongly oppose the project. In a contentious and controversial decision last fall, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted PFS a license for the dump. Before the project can go forward, however, certain aspects of the waste transportion must be approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). PFS is presently asking BLM to grant it permission to build both an intermodal transfer station along the Utah interstate, and a rail line across public land to the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.
The BLM should not grant these requests! Granting a right-of-way for the construction of a rail-line would undermine the recent designation of wilderness in this area, and constructing a high-level nuclear waste transfer facility next to the interstate creates a significant health and economic risk to the region if there were an accident or intentional act of sabotage. The proposed PFS project is inconsistent with BLM’s management plan and not in the public’s interest.
For more information on the problems with Private Fuel Storage, click here.For more information on the alternatives to nuclear power, click here.