Bingaman Proposes Overhaul Of Nuclear Waste Disposal

Law360, Washington (August 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., introduced a bill Wednesday that could alter the country's approach to nuclear waste management policy based on recommendations of a presidential panel, saying he hoped the bill would foster more constructive bipartisan negotiations on the issue.

The bill — S. 3469, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012 — pushes for a new oversight body separate from the U.S. Department of Energy to oversee nuclear waste management and recommends a content-based approach to determine the sites for waste repositories. The legislation takes...
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