Nuclear Watchdogs Urge Congress To Address Equity In Waste Legislation

November 20, 2020
Nuclear watchdog groups are urging lawmakers to address environmental justice (EJ) in future legislation on how to handle nuclear waste, a push that could potentially get a boost from the incoming Biden administration because of President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign vow to elevate the role of EJ in environmental decision-making. “We’ve got to stop the business as usual” of siting facilities for radioactive and hazardous waste in communities of color, Diane D’Arrigo, radioactive waste project director for Nuclear Information & Resource...

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