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Memorandum on Disposal of Defense High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Separate Repository

March 24, 2015

Memorandum for the Secretary of Energy

Subject: Disposal of Defense High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Separate Repository

Your memorandum and accompanying report of January 9, 2015, analyze the factors enumerated in section 8 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (the "Act") concerning disposal of high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities, conclude that a strong basis exists to find a separate repository is required pursuant to section 8 of the Act, and recommend that I make this finding.

In accordance with the Act, I find the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities only is required.

BARACK OBAMA

Barack Obama, Memorandum on Disposal of Defense High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Separate Repository Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/310100

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