John Lynch says waste storage at Vermont Yankee a safety risk

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New Hampshire Governor John Lynch sent a letter today objecting to a proposal that could lead to long-term storage of nuclear waste at the Vermont Yankee plant as well as the Seabrook plant in New Hampshire.

A bill before the U.S. House proposes to create storage sites for used nuclear fuel at up to 31 state locations.

Lynch wrote to U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, who heads the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. In his letter, Lynch says the proposal is wrong for the health and safety of the citizens of New Hampshire.

He also says New Hampshire ratepayers, like those in many other states, have paid millions to create one secure national storage site in Nevada and to change course now is a bad move.

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