Nuclear Waste

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The Texas facility where the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant ships its low-level radioactive waste may be poised to grow.

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Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut are petitioning the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a more thorough review of issues connected with storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste at plant sites.

Twenty-four anti-nuclear and environmental groups have joined with 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 say the NRC is rushing an environmental review of the risks of  nuclear waste storage at reactor sites across the country. The groups include the New England Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Riverkeeper.