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Lacey township wants federal money for hosting high level wastes from Oyster Creek nuclear station

Lacey seeks federal funding for hosting Oyster Creek nuclear fuel Ocean County, MICHELLE BRUNETTI  4 Oct 18 

LACEY TOWNSHIP — U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin joined U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd, on Wednesday in supporting federal funding for towns like Lacey that host highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel rods.

The bill, H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, is co-sponsored by MacArthur. It would allow the Department of Energy to enter into agreements to pay state, local and tribal governments that host nuclear plants where spent fuel is stored.

Lacey hosted the Oyster Creek nuclear plant for the 49 years of its operation, and now will host a decades-long decommissioning process of decontamination and dismantling buildings and infrastructure, and overseeing about 753 metric tons of nuclear waste. …….

October 5, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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