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Oregon Legislature Unanimously Passes HJM 28 to Protect the Northwest from Additional Nuclear Waste

HJM 28 passed through both chambers unanimously.

Nuclear Faces
'Nuclear Faces' by Tim king

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon Legislature gave final unanimous approval to HJM 28 on Wednesday, urging the US Dept. of Energy to remove the Hanford Nuclear Reservation from their list of candidate sites for national permanent disposal of radioactive waste.

The US Dept. of Energy is currently considering Hanford as a candidate site for Greater-than-Class-C nuclear waster disposal.

However, Hanford is already the site of the largest environmental cleanup program in the world, after more than 40 years of generating waste during the production of plutonium for our nation’s nuclear weapons program.

Rep. Jules Bailey (D-SE/NE Portland), a chief-sponsor of the Memorial and a member of the Oregon Hanford Clean-up Board, expressed his enthusiasm at the passage of this bill:

“As a member of the Hanford Clean-up Board, I have seen first hand the staggering amount of pollution at Hanford. As a nation, we are paying billions of dollars every year to clean it up.

We cannot afford to dump more waste there, especially when that waste might come on trucks right through the Portland Metro area.”

HJM 28 passed through both chambers unanimously.

Source: News release from Rep. Jules Bailey

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Anonymous June 28, 2011 5:44 pm (Pacific time)

They need pristine land as collatoral for China loans? :-)

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