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Tribe Wants Nuclear Waste Moved to Nevada Site

Indian Country Today, Posted: Jun 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. To get nuclear waste out of their
community, a Minnesota tribe is backing a nuclear
dumping site in Nevada opposed by a Nevada tribe.

The Prairie Island tribal council has recently come out in
support of the underground facility in Yucca Mountain,
Nevada. Praire Island leaders say that only a few
tribal members are employed at the nuclear facility in
their community and are concerned that the waste is
causing a high incidence of cancer. But the Nevada
site is on ancestral lands of the Western Shoshone
Nation, who say they have already borne the brunt of
nuclear testing on their land and should not have to
become the toilet of the universe.



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