- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers say more review is needed before liquid radioactive waste is trucked over the international Peace Bridge and driven across New York’s highways.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins have asked the U.S. Energy Department for a new environmental impact statement on plans for tractor-trailers to carry nuclear waste from Ontario, Canada to the Energy Department’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The trucks would cross from Canada into Buffalo by way of the Peace Bridge before continuing their 1,100-mile trip.

The lawmakers say more than 150 shipments are planned between Dec. 1 and January 2018.

They say a new review is needed because one done previously evaluated only solid, not liquid, material.


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