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Finding a second site for radwaste.

The Department of Energy (DOE) last month identified 12 potentially acceptable sites in seven states for a second highlevel radioactive waste repository. These sites, all in granite or crystalline rock formations, are in Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin. DOE's screening process was based largely on a survey of national and regional geological data. The department now plans to do field studies at each potential site.

Detail studies are already under way at three sites in Nevada, Texas and Washington to determine which one will be used for the first repository, scheduled to be ready in 1998 (SN 4/5/85, p. 6).

Meanwhile, President Reagan signed into law a bill that heads off a threatened closure of the nation's three low-level radioactive waste landfills (SN: 1/11/86, p. 22).
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