Matsui Leads fight in Nuclear Waste Removal near Sacramento

Posted by Doris Matsui on May 23, 2018 at 1:51 PM

"When this bill was first presented in committee, the licensing of an interim storage facility was linked to a final decision on Yucca Mountain," noted Democratic Rep. Doris Matsui of Sacramento, who was one of the key players in the negotiations that led to the bill's passage. That "meant that our nation’s nuclear waste could continue to be stranded at decommissioned plants in California and across the country."

Speaking on the House floor before the vote, Matsui hailed the bipartisan negotiations that produced "a separate path to interim storage, decoupling it from a permanent repository."

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