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Release: Proposed Nuke Waste Legislation Could Make Illinois National Dumpsite

Flawed High-Level Radioactive Waste Legislation Introduced – Could put Illinois in crosshairs to become de facto national dumpsite

 For immediate release – June 27, 2013
Contact:  Dave Kraft, NEIS,  neis@neis.org,  (773)342-7650

CHICAGO—Controversial radioactive waste legislation was introduced into the U.S. Senate today that could result in Illinois becoming a de facto national high-level radioactive waste dumpsite until at least 2048.

The ‘‘Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013’’ (S. 1240) was introduced by a bi-partisan group of Senators consisting of Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. – the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – and Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Continue reading Release: Proposed Nuke Waste Legislation Could Make Illinois National Dumpsite