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3 states take nuclear was lawsuit to federal appeals court


BRATTLEBORO, Vermont — The attorneys general of Vermont, New York and Connecticut are asking a federal appeals court to reverse a decision made by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission supporting storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste at reactor sites.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell told the Brattleboro Reformer he and his colleagues hoped an earlier court ruling would prompt the NRC to do a fuller environmental review of the issue. He says that didn't happen.

The NRC ruled in August that waste from the reactors can be stored in dry casks on the reactor sites indefinitely.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling the NRC's approach to the issue "wrong and illegal."

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