Murkowski Wants DOE Answers On Nuclear Waste Storage

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday questioned why the federal government had failed to respond to a presidential panel’s report calling for changes to U.S. nuclear waste storage and disposal policies, taking the government to task for missing its promised July deadline.

At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Alaskan senator asked Peter Lyons, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, why the government had failed to meet its July 31 deadline to begin implementing the...
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