Governor Says He'll Fight Against Nuclear Waste in Utah

Governor Says He'll Fight Against Nuclear Waste in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Governor Jon Huntsman says he'll pester President Bush and his Cabinet to keep nuclear waste from crossing Utah's borders.

He says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to license a nuclear waste storage site 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City is reckless.

Though the fight against the storage facility on the Skull Valley Goshutes' reservation has spanned eight years and two other governors, it may be up to Huntsman to finish the fight.

He's already asked Interior Secretary Gale Norton to "unilaterally cancel the lease."

He supports U-S Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's legislation that would require on-site storage of the waste at the nuclear power plants that produce it.

Huntsman says he's determined that trainloads of used nuclear fuel rods will NOT enter the state on his watch.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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