Mormon church leaders oppose waste repository in Utah

Mormon church leaders oppose waste repository in Utah:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have declared their opposition to a proposal to temporarily store nuclear waste on an Indian reservation in western Utah.

The proposal was criticized in a statement issued Thursday by the church’s First Presidency, which consists of church President Gordon B. Hinckley and counselors Thomas S. Monson and James E. Faust.

The church had previously issued a statement criticizing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s approval of a license for the proposed facility on the Goshutes’ reservation in Skull Valley, about 50 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

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Posted on May 8, 2006, in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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