Kentucky Legislature Considers Nuke Waste Reform Bills

Contact: Adam Cooper


HB 90 (BR 411) - G. Watkins,  J. Richards

Nuclear power facilities, certification of, and removal of construction moratorium - HB 90

     AN ACT relating to nuclear power.

Amend KRS 278.600 to define "plan for storage of high-level nuclear waste," "storage," and "low-level nuclear waste"; amend KRS 278.610 to allow certification if the facility and its plans for waste storage are approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; eliminate requirement that facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate requirement that facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire consultant to perform duties relating to nuclear facility certification; prohibit construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky. except as provided in KRS 211.852; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities; direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet to review regulations required for permitting nuclear facilities and report to LRC.

Dec 08, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

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SB 11 (BR 176) - 

 

Nuclear power facilities, certification of removal of construction moratorium - SB 11

     AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
     Amend KRS 278.600 to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means of permanent disposal and to add definitions of "storage," "low-level nuclear waste," and "mixed nuclear waste"; amend KRS 278.610 to allow certification if the facility and its plans for waste storage are approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; eliminate the requirement that the facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire a consultant to perform duties relating to nuclear facility certification; prohibit construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky except as provided in KRS 211.852; direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet to review regulations required for permitting nuclear facilities and report to LRC; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities.

     Sep 19, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 07, 2017 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

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