Washington, DC—Today Rep. Jason Chaffetz released the following statement in support of the Radioactive Import Deterrence Act (RID), sponsored by Rep. Matheson. Rep. Chaffetz is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 617.
The RID Act would prohibit the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from issuing a license authorizing the importation of low-level radioactive waste into the United States for permanent storage or disposal.
“I am a proud cosponsor. I do not want Utah to become a dumping ground for the rest of the world. The majority of Utahns agree.”