Lawmaker To Visit New Mexico Waste Site

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Brattleboro Progressive Rep. Sarah Edwards will travel today to a Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico.

Edwards is a member of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and says she wants to learn all she can about radioactive waste because some if it is being stored at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon, which is near her district.

The trip is being organized by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Edwards says she’s been told local officials in New Mexico have welcomed the waste site, where the material is buried deep underground in salt deposits.

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