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Add your voice: Senate Energy Comm. radwaste discussion draft is unacceptable. Start over!

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As we have been reporting for several months (for example, in our April 17 letter about National Radioactive Waste Action Day), the Senate Energy Committee has been working on new and comprehensive radioactive waste policy legislation.

The lead sponsors--Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN)--have now released a "discussion draft" of this legislation.
You can read it and related documents on the Committee's website here.

In a somewhat unusual move, the Committee is accepting public comments on the draft bill. This is probably our final opportunity before a bill is formally introduced to make it clear: We will not accept "interim" storage of high-level radioactive waste; we will not accept our roads and railways burdened with thousands of casks of lethal nuclear waste moving to a "temporary" unsuitable location for the convenience of the nuclear power industry.

Add your voice now. Tell the Committee that "interim" storage and related massive radioactive waste transport is unacceptable. Stop a Mobile Chernobyl. No Fukushima Freeways.

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