PFS plant is dead – for now

I was glad to read that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not even entertain acknowledgment of the plan by Private Fuel Storage to build a high level nuclear waste plant in Utah.  PFS has been trying for years to get the go ahead to build a nuclear waste site in Utah.  Each obstacle, … Continue reading PFS plant is dead – for now

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PFS is still hoping for site in Utah

Private Fuel Storage Chairman John Parkyn is still holding out for an interim nuclear waste storage site in Utah, according to a Deseret News article this morning. Parkyn will not release any details on his "plans". The article also mentions the proposal of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the nuclear industry's lobbying organization, to offer tens … Continue reading PFS is still hoping for site in Utah

Latest news on PFS

Today's News Summary of the news [Salt Lake Tribune] The U.S. Interior Department denied a lease and a transportation plan that were crucial to proposed nuclear waste storage in Utah's Skull Valley, about 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Critics pronounced the project dead. But the decision could still be appealed in court. The … Continue reading Latest news on PFS

Would this kill the PFS project?

The Salt Lake Tribune published this article: Panel rejects PFS nuclear storage-- U.S. Senate: A subcommittee votes to allow facilties only in states with reactors. A Senate panel dealt a blow to Private Fuel Storage's plan to build temporary nuclear storage in Utah on Tuesday, voting in favor of short-term storage, but specifically prohibiting storage … Continue reading Would this kill the PFS project?

Nuclear Waste plan attracts thousands of comments

Today's Deseret News has an article on all the comments that have flooded the BLM's office regarding the Private Fuel Storage (PFS) plan to store nuclear waste on the Goshute reservation. More than 7,000 comments were received. The BLM's public comment period ended May 8 on two competing proposals to get radioactive fuel from a … Continue reading Nuclear Waste plan attracts thousands of comments

Transporting Nuke Waste to PFS – How close to routes are we?

Trucks transporting spent fuel rods to the pending Private Fueld Storage (PFS) Site in Utah would take up 2/3 of the road leading to it, making two-way traffic impossible, according to Utah officials quoted in an article published in today's Deseret News. The Utah Attorney General's office spokesperson, Denise Chancellor, briefed the Utah Legislature's Natural … Continue reading Transporting Nuke Waste to PFS – How close to routes are we?

Private Fuel Storage Makes Surprise Request of Congress

Private Fuel Storage continues to apply pressure and storm forward: Using the tactic of promoting money-savings, PFS has asked Congress to provide assistance in its efforts to store nuclear waste in Utah. Private Fuel Storage has asked Congress to consider allowing the Energy Department to become one of PFS's clients and move nuclear waste to … Continue reading Private Fuel Storage Makes Surprise Request of Congress

PFS Determined to Move Forward

Private Fuel Storage, a consoritum of utility companies who now obtain a license to build a nuclear waste storage facility on the Goshute Reservation in Skull Valley in western Utah, has made it clear thatit will move forward and opponents can't stop them, and in fact is downplaying any efforts being made by citizens in … Continue reading PFS Determined to Move Forward

Licensing Private Fuel Storage Moves Forward

While our legislators are debating over clubs in schools, dictating what is to be taught by public school teachers (e.g., evolution vs. intelligent design), making decisions to build more roads (instead of putting the money towards better mass transportation), creating a tax structure that will benefit only the most wealthy of Utahns, and deciding to … Continue reading Licensing Private Fuel Storage Moves Forward

Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area Bill Becomes Law

Cautious optimism is in order. Bush put his stamp on a defense bill that includes declaring the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area to law. This would likely be a deterrent to nuclear waste being stored by Private Fuel Storage (PFS) on the Goshute Reservation in Tooele County, Utah. With Bush's signature about 100,000 acres of land … Continue reading Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area Bill Becomes Law