Nuclear Waste, Affecting You?

By: Amy Gleason
By: Amy Gleason

Virginia currently has two nuclear waste sites, one in Lake Anna and Surry. That means the waste will be traveling along Interstate 64 in Augusta County.

But Congressman Bob Goodlatte says it will be heavily armed and in containers that won't cause harm to residents or the environment.

He says what's most important is getting the waste to one secure location to ease the threat of terrorism.

"What we're concerned about is that nobody steals the material and getting it from place to place where it is more secure and it's something we need to get done as soon as possible," said Congressman Goodlatte.

Goodlatte adds that the time and date of the move will not be disclosed for security reasons.

He expects the President to sign the bill soon. But the waste will probably not be moved for another year or two.

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