November 02, 2007

Tribe says yes to Yucca Mountain

Prairie Island Indians seek removal of nuclear wasteA representative from the Prairie Island Indian Community was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urging legislators to make Nevada's Yucca Mountain a permanent nuclear waste repository.

Prairie Island, about 50 miles downstream from Minneapolis on the Mississippi River, is situated 600 yards away from a nuclear waste storage site owned by Xcel Energy. Tribal Council member Ron Johnson said the waste needs to be moved to a safe facility that can be monitored.

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