Swiss nuclear waste policy in the balance

Cantons prepare to debate revised nuclear law after energy committee votes in favour of reprocessing

Swiss policy on nuclear reprocessing remains unclear as the country's upper parliamentary chamber of regional representatives (Ständerat) prepares for a debate on the issue. On Friday the Ständerat energy committee voted to continue to allow reprocessing of nuclear fuel. This contrasts starkly with the lower house, which agrees with the government's proposal to end reprocessing and the export of spent fuel to Sellafield and La Hague (EED 08/03/00).

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