Nuclear Waste Survey: States Resistant to Radioactive Waste under Current Law

Issue Brief
March 02, 2018

With a new federal nuclear waste program necessary and on the long-term horizon, the Natural Resources Defense Council sought to learn what state officials think should be done with the spent fuel and radioactive waste from America’s 99 commercial nuclear reactors. We sent a questionnaire to state officials working on the issue, and the results showed that an overwhelming majority believe they should have additional regulatory authority over nuclear waste storage and disposal, similar to the authority states now have over hazardous waste.