Bill to ban importation of nuclear waste introduced in House

Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill in the House last Thursday that would ban the importation of foreign nuclear waste into the United States. Matheson had gotten the Radioactive Import Deterrance (RID) Act through the House last session, but the bill died for lack of action by the Senate.

The St. George (UT) Daily Spectrum quoted Matheson as saying:

“Utah is not the place for the world’s radioactive garbage” Matheson said. “We have increasing domestic demand for low-level radioactive waste disposal and limited space. I see no good reason, as public policy, to allow other countries to dump their waste here.”

Link to Spectrum article:


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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