Sorrell, attorney generals from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts petition Nuclear Regulatory Commission via

Vermont and three other states have petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to re-evaluate the environmental impacts of long-term storage of spent radioactive fuel on nuclear plant sites.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell and the Department of Public Service joined attorney generals from New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut in a petition requesting that the NRC reconsider its decision to continue to allow storage of spent fuel rods in on-site pools instead of dry cask storage.

The petition also asks the commission to re-evaluate the ongoing production of spent fuel rods when the federal government has no permanent repository for the waste.

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