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Western Governors call for state involvement in establishing nuclear waste management system

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DOE logo nukeWestern Governors emphasized the importance of state involvement in the siting of any radioactive waste storage or disposal facility in outreach to Office of Nuclear Energy Acting Assistant Secretary John Kotek.

The comments sent Oct. 31, 2016, address input received by the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding design of a consent-based process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store and dispose of commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level defense radioactive waste.

In the comments, which included the Governors' policy resolution Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel, the Governors "strongly encourage" DOE to work cooperatively with the states to implement a policy that ensures the safe transportation, storage and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste.

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