Vt., NY Seek More Review Of Nuclear Waste Storage

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Twenty-four anti-nuclear and environmental groups are joining the states of Vermont and New York in calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a more thorough study of the impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel on the grounds of nuclear power plants.

The groups range from the Vermont-based New England Coalition to Washington-based Beyond Nuclear.

The groups want a more thorough look at risks of fire and leakage at the expanding dry cask storage sites for highly radioactive nuclear waste at reactors around the country.

They want a moratorium on licensing and relicensing of reactors until the risks are better known.


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