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Goshute Skull Valley Indian Reservation - Tooele County, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot
N 40° 25.128 W 112° 44.930
12T E 351632 N 4475709
Quick Description: Located approximately 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2011 9:34:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMBPFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Skull Valley Indian Reservation is the Goshute Indian reservation.

The reservation comprises 28.187 square miles (73.004 km²) of land in east central Tooele County, adjacent to the southwest side of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. A population of 31 persons resided on its territory as of the 2000 census. It is the site of a proposed temporary storage facility for used nuclear fuel (sometimes also referred to as radioactive waste), causing much controversy among some Goshute Native Americans, some of Utah's government officials and many local advocacy groups. The facility was licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but the U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management refused to give the permission needed for the facility to operate.

During the Dugway Sheep Incident on April 12, 1968, 6,000 sheep in Skull Valley were killed by VX gas released in a test from the nearby U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground[1]. Dugway and Skull Valley have also been featured in Rage (1972 film), The Andromeda Strain, Outbreak and Species.

Source: Wiki
Type of Nation Within: Native American Indian Reservation (USA)

Tribe or Band: Goshute

Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 28.187 square miles

Population: 31 persons per 2000 census

Date when area was established or set aside: 1/1/1917

Open or Closed to Public: Closed to Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 40° 22.975 W 112° 44.801

Address of Main Entrance to area: Not listed

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