Murphy urges bipartisan nuclear waste storage plan

Hartford (AP)- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is asking Senate leaders to solve the longstanding problem of where to dispose of nuclear waste.

Connecticut's junior senator, a Democrat, wrote to members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Monday offering support for legislation that would establish a federal agency and procedures to manage nuclear waste.

Dominion Resources Inc., the owner of Millstone Power Station, won state permission to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity. Millstone and officials of Waterford said that without a federal site, they had no choice.

- Associated Press

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