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This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses LULUs and Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities TSDFs are located A LULU or TSDF can be a power plant a munitions factory a county landfill a medical waste incinerator a hazardous waste storage facility a military base an airport or any number of other facilities that people need but do not want to live next to The siting of these types of facilities is thought to be driven by either racism or market forces The reason the siting of these facilities is thought to be racist is based in the fact that a majority of these facilities are located in communities that have a high minority population The market forces argument is based on the fact that the siting of these facilities is profit driven and bottom line motivated This paper will utilize the SAGE sequence for ethical decision making in management to examine the issue and determine what is the most ethical solution to this case The case this paper will examine is unusual in the fact that the local residents have identified and requested the TSDF be located on their land The stakeholders who are against this project do not live near the proposed facility but fear the facility could endanger their community and the environment This case also concerns Native Americans and their sovereign rights to govern their own land The following excerpt from web page of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe provides some history on the tribe The Goshutes have inhabited the southwestern part of the United States for thousands of years They were there before the Mormons the Mexicans and even the Spaniards At their peak the Goshutes numbered about 20000 Today there are less than 500 Goshutes of which 124 belong to the Skull Valley Band Historically the Goshutes had Shoshone relatives and friends to the north Paiutes and Pavants
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