Utilites Want UT Nuclear Waste Site

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SALT LAKE CITY?Two supporters of the plan to store used nuclear fuel on Utah’s Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indian Reservation met with The Associated Press on Wednesday to tell their side of the story.

Private Fuel Storage, a group of nuclear utilities, is now seeking a license from federal regulators. Several public hearings are scheduled during the next few weeks.

Scott Northard, the project’s manager, and Eileen Supko, a consultant, say the nation’s nuclear power plants desperately need a place to store spent fuel.

The Utah Legislature has passed laws to block the plan, barring counties from doing business with the facility.