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(Wyo)-Wyo Won't Study Hosting Spent Nuclear Fuel

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/07/2019 06:48 PM
The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Committee on Minerals, Business and Economic Development has decided not to pursue legislation to study the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state.
 
     The action came after sponsor Republican Senator Jim Anderson of Casper noted the governor's office has full authority to pursue the topic on its own without the consent of the Legislature.

    Anderson pitched the idea as a means to raise state revenue, allowing Gov Mark Gordon to order a study on whether the storage of spent nuclear fuel rods in Wyoming would be economically, logistically and environmentally viable.

     Gordon said last week that while nuclear waste storage isn't the best industry for the state, he's open to considering it if that's the direction the legislature wants to go.


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