Protect Your Community from Vulnerable Nuclear Waste Storage

Public Citizen is working on your behalf to protect communities from the dangers posed by nuclear waste. We are initiating and collaborating with a large number of public interest organizations across the country and in your state to promote the secure storage of nuclear waste at nuclear reactors.

Sweeping and dangerous new changes are proposed for nuclear waste storage in the Senate version of the FY2007 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 5427), which was passed by the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee in June. The full Senate is expected to vote on this bill in November.

If this provision passes and your state has a nuclear reactor, it may have to designate an additional location for nuclear waste storage. The safest option for storage over the next century is to safeguard the waste at the reactor sites. Moving waste to yet another site in every state or to regional sites would not eliminate waste storage at operating reactor sites, nor improve security.  In addition, this proposal would give the U.S. Department of Energy authority to site waste dumps over the objections of state and local governments.

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January 22, 2018

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