Senate vote makes North Dakota a “No” for nuclear waste

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators have approved a measure to create regulations if the state ever disposes of nuclear waste. It now goes to the House. The regulations include public comment hearings and a notification period. What does it mean for the state?

“North Dakota doesn't approve of any nuclear waste being deposited in our state; however, if the federal government pushed it down upon us, the framework we put in place in this bill, would become enacted,” said Sen. Jim Roers, R-Fargo.

Roers says the legislature has never before addressed nuclear energy production and the associated waste.