The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking comments for its proposed nuclear waste dumping on the Goshute Indians in Utah. Your comments to the BLM are most important in putting a stop to this before the train starts rolling.
IT IS REQUIRED BY LAW UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT THAT THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT READ AND CONSIDER ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED TO THEM, SO YOUR COMMENTS MOST DEFINITELY COUNT.
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COMMENTS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 8, 2006.
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We need to flood the BLM. For the Indians!!
It's a human rights violation to allow the U.S. Government to dump OUR nuclear waste on the original inhabitants of this land like this.
See also: http://www.healutah.org/
Feel free to send your own creative thoughts to the BLM. Send to
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Dear Ms. Schuller,
I respectfully request the BLM to deny a right-of-way for Private
Storage (PFS) to transfer or haul high-level nuclear waste across
land to the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.
The proposed PFS project is inconsistent with BLM’s management
project is not in the public’s interest; PFS is not qualified for
receiving a permit for the project; and PFS lacks the technical and
financial capabilities to carry out the project.
Constructing a high-level nuclear waste transfer facility next to
Interstate-80 creates a significant health and economic risk to the
region if there were an accident or intentional act of sabotage.
I, along with an overwhelming number of Utahns, and other concerned
citizens across the country, am opposed to the transportation of
high-level radioactive waste through dozens of states and its
Utah, so granting a right-of-way across public lands for those
is not in the public interest.
Over half of the utility companies that created PFS have either
out of the consortium or have announced they will not give any more
money to the project. The Department of Energy has said it cannot
contribute money to the project because it would violate federal law.
Thus, the financial capabilities to carry-out the project are in
especially if there were an accident or attack requiring significant
funds to clean-up the site.
Granting a right-of-way for the construction of a rail-line would
undermine the recent designation of wilderness in this area, and
therefore, the BLM should deny PFS’s request.
Lastly, 7,000 F-16 fighter jet flights travel over Skull Valley each
year from Hill Air Force Base to the Utah Test and Training Range.
potential for an accidental F-16 crash into the PFS facility
of major concern during the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s
licensing proceeding, leading to split decisions on the licensing
and at the NRC Commission itself. I am concerned that building an
inter-modal transfer facility at the north end of Skull Valley or
railroad tracks through Skull Valley for the storage and transport of
high-level radioactive waste would only increase the risk of an
accidental F-16 crash that could unleash catastrophic amounts of
Thank you for your consideration of my comments.
Name, Organization Affiliation If Any, Street, City, State, Zip Code
[Thanks to Jason Groenewold, Director, HEAL Utah (Healthy Environment
Alliance of Utah), for help in writing this action alert! See HEAL
Utah’s website: http://www.healutah.org/]