NY Lawmakers Want DOE To Rethink Nuclear Waste Transport

Law360, New York (May 19, 2017, 3:08 PM EDT) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Brian Higgins called on Thursday for the Trump administration to delay a plan to transport liquid uranium from Canada to South Carolina until there’s been an environmental study of the project’s risks, saying highly radioactive material has never before been transported over public roads in liquid form.

In a letter addressed to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the Democratic New York lawmakers expressed concerns that the decision to move the radioactive material from Ontario to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River...
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