Bill sets guidelines for nuclear waste disposal in N.D.

News

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Legislature is considering a measure that outlines how North Dakota would respond if the federal government were to designate parts of the state as dumping sites for nuclear waste.

Senators passed a bill with amendments Tuesday that explicitly prohibits nuclear waste dumping. But the bill sets the regulatory framework for disposal and storage of the radioactive waste if the state is forced to accept it by the federal government.

The measure also sets up a state commission to oversee the regulations. The House still must approve the measure.

The bill was inspired after the U.S. Department of Energy proposed to drill an exploratory borehole for nuclear waste near Rugby in 2016.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Robert One Minute 9-26

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 1

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 2

SVUW Donation Drive

Dickinson Backpacks

90 Years Old & 20 Years at Dickinson CVB

Friday, September 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Art Gallery

Airport Upgrades

New Food Truck

Free Masks

Talking about Suicide

Morton Co. Mitigation

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 9/25

Friday Forecast: cooler and breezy

furry friday sept 25

ndc sept 25

WDA Volleyball

WDA Boy's Soccer

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss