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SB 26 - Allowing Nuclear Power Facility Construction - Key Vote

Kentucky Key Votes

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Nuclear Power Facility Construction

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the prohibition on construction of nuclear power facilities.

Highlights:
-Authorizes the Public Service Commission to certify a nuclear power facility if it finds the following (Sec. 2):
    -The plan for storage of high-level nuclear waste for the nuclear facility to be certified is in "full conformity" with technology approved by the authorized agency of the U.S. Government; and -The cost of storage of high-level nuclear waste is known with "reasonable certainty."
-Prohibits the construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites, except as provided in Kentucky Revised Statutes 211.852, and requires the Public Service Commission to determine if the construction or operation of a nuclear power facility would create low-level nuclear or mixed wastes that would be required to be disposed of in low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Allowing Nuclear Waste Storage

Sponsors

  • Robert J. 'Bob' Leeper (KY - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth W. Winters (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
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