Sens. Propose New Nuclear Waste Disposal Program

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday released draft legislation designed to implement a comprehensive nuclear waste management program, saying they were seeking to rekindle efforts to reach a long-term solution for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste within the U.S.

The proposed bill — a collaboration between Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska — would establish a new nuclear waste administration to oversee a renewed effort to establish high-level nuclear waste storage, helping to protect public health,...
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