Bill Would Tax High Level Nuclear Waste

Bill Would Tax High Level Nuclear Waste

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The House Transportation Committee has endorsed a bill to charge shippers at least one-thousand, 500 dollars per cask of high-level radioactive waste transported into or through Utah.

The fees would to toward state efforts to ensure the material is moved safely.

"The legislation comes amid plans of the Goshute Indians to store high-level waste temporarily on their reservation in Skull Valley and the federal plan for a permanent repository in Nevada.

Utah routes are expected to see about 90 percent of the waste shipped to Yucca Mountain, Nevada

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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