Radiological Waste Transportation Policy
Colorado is a member state of the Western Governors’ Association as well as the Western Interstate Energy Board.
In 1987, the Western Governors expanded their mission to include US Department of Energy radioactive waste transportation issues. A collaborative relationship was established with the US Department of Energy to develop a comprehensive transportation safety program for shipments of radioactive waste to interim and permanent storage sites across the nation. Since the majority of storage sites are in the western United States, the Western Governors attend to all waste streams that are the result of cleanup of defense operations. They have promulgated a number of resolutions conveying their interests and policies:
Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste
The Western Governors’ Association supports permanent, safe geologic disposal as the long-term national policy for managing and finally disposing of spent nuclear fuel and High-Level Waste. In support of that effort, a number of resolutions have been promulgated:
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