Incoming Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is open to transferring used nuclear fuel from reactors to interim storage sites. Wyden's remarks could boost prospects for a radioactive waste management bill in the next Congress, said Robert Dillon, an aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. "If Sen. Wyden is saying he's open to it, then that certainly tracks with Sen. Murkowski's position," Dillon said.

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