Very few people in Paducah and McCracken County realize just how close they came to economic and environmental disaster from the 2014 General Assembly.
Once again, Senator Leeper’s plan to bring all the nuclear waste of America into a large pit in Western McCracken County, has been stopped.
Below is the LRC summary of the bill.
SB 67 (BR 932) - B. Leeper
AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
Amend KRS 278.600 to define "storage" and amend a definition to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means of permanent disposal; amend KRS 278.610 to delete the requirement that the Public Service Commission certify the facility as having a means for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; change all references to disposal of nuclear waste to storage of nuclear waste; prohibit construction of low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth except as provided in KRS 211.852; require the Public Service Commission to determine whether the construction or operation of a nuclear power facility, including one constructed by an entity regulated under KRS Chapter 96, would create low-level nuclear waste or mixed wastes that would be required to be disposed of in low-level waste disposal sites in the Commonwealth; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities.
Jan 10-introduced in Senate
Jan 15-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Feb 4-3rd reading, passed 29-6-1
Feb 5-received in House
Feb 10-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
Mar 24-taken from Natural Resources & Environment (H); 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
Mar 25-posted in committee; taken from Natural Resources & Environment (H); 2nd reading; returned to Natural Resources & Environment (H)