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Issa, Texas Rep. Introduce Latest Bill to Allow for Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

Issa, Texas Rep. Introduce Latest Bill to Allow for Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

By Eric Heinz | SanClementeTimes.com

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) and Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) stated they have introduced the latest bill to allow for interim storage of spent nuclear fuel, according to a press release distributed Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

The bill is intended to amend the Nuclear Waste Storage Act. For Issa, it would allow for the removal of spent fuel planned to be stored on-site at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station just south of San Clemente. For Conaway, it could bring the storage to his district at the company Waste Control Specialists in Andrews, Texas, he stated in the release.

The fuel would be considered stored in the interim because it is the responsibility of the Department of Energy to find a permanent home for it. …read more…