VICTORY—Nuclear Regulatory Commission Withdraws Widely Condemned Proposal to Deregulate Most Radioactive Waste

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CBG, working closely with NRDC, PEER, NIRS, and PSR helped lead opposition to an extraordinary plan by NRC to allow virtually all radioactive waste from nuclear plants, other than spent fuel, to be disposed of in local garbage dumps not licensed or designed for such wastes. NRC received thousands of comments, and admitted that the “vast majority of these comments opposed” the proposal. In the face of this overwhelming opposition, on December 27, 2020, NRC threw in the towel and rescinded the plan.

Read the joint CBG-NRDC-PSR comments.

Read The NBC Bay Area’s report by clicking below:

Nuclear Agency Abandons Sending Low Level Nuclear Waste to Local Landfills