Oregon Statutes - Chapter 469 - Energy; Conservation Programs; Energy Facilities - Section 469.587 - Position of State of Oregon related to operation of Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

The Legislative Assembly and the people of the State of Oregon:

(1) Declare that the State of Oregon is unalterably opposed to the use of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for operations that create more contamination at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, divert resources from cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and make the Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup more difficult, such as the processing of plutonium to fuel nuclear power plants, reactors or any other facilities, and further declare that vitrification in a safe manner is the preferred means to dispose of excess plutonium, in order to protect human health and the environment.

(2) Request that the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy continue their previous policy of banning the use of plutonium to fuel commercial power plants and nuclear facilities.

(3) Request that the federal government honor the federal government’s original mandate to implement and complete the cleanup and restoration of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. [1997 c.617 §2]

Note: See note under 469.586.

(Siting of Nuclear-Fueled Thermal Power Plants)

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