GOP Sens. Rip Bill Requiring Consent For Nuke Waste Storage

Law360, Washington (July 30, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A duo of Republican senators Tuesday blasted bipartisan efforts to create a nuclear waste management program that requires state and local officials to volunteer to house a disposal site, telling Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz they doubted any community or state would ever willingly harbor one of the controversial facilities.

Although the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013 proposes to only site new high-level nuclear waste repositories in places where the state, local community and Native American tribes have consented to the placement, Sens. James E. Risch,...
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