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NRC plan would inform tribes of waste shipments

By Felicia Fonseca
Flagstaff, Arizona (AP) December 2010

 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to give tribes the option of knowing when commercial nuclear waste is being shipped across their reservations.

The commission says it has resurrected a decade-old proposal in an effort to recognize tribal sovereignty.

NRC regulations already require that state governors or a designee be informed of certain shipments of spent nuclear fuel and other waste passing through states.

If a tribe opts in, it could not release the schedules or itineraries of the shipments but would be in a position to react more quickly to emergencies.

The NRC is accepting public comments on the proposal.



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