Bill Barring Nuclear Waste Imports Sent To Committee

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 5:59 PM EST) -- A bill aimed at stopping the importation of low-level nuclear waste that was drafted in response to a pending permit to import 20,000 tons of Italian low-level nuclear waste moved one step closer to passage Tuesday after a key House subcommittee reported the bill for consideration by the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

“We on the subcommittee will not allow the United States to be the world's nuclear dumping ground,” Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and the...
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