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The federal Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) of 1982 was a compromise between Western and Eastern states. While not explicitly ordering it, the Act called for construction of two underground nuclear waste repositories, one to open in the West in 1990 and one in the East several years later.

Potential sites for the first repository were identified in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Draft environmental assessments, issued in December 1984, proposed three sites for further investigation. These sites were Yucca Mountain, Nevada; Deaf Smith County, Texas; and Hanford, Washington.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted studies in crystalline rock formations in 17 states for a possible location for the second repository. Sites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and 14 New England and Atlantic seaboard states were included in these studies.

In response, Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, through executive order 83-22 of April 26, 1983, designated the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board as the agency that would coordinate and prepare state responses to studies, proposed rules, findings, or other actions taken by the federal government in the nuclear waste repository siting process. The Governor's Task Force on High Level Radioactive Waste, which would advise the EQB, the Governor, and the Legislature on all nuclear waste issues, also was established. In 1985 this task force was reorganized as the Governor's Council on Nuclear Waste, and the EQB was dropped from this project. The State Planning Agency, through its High-Level Radioactive Waste Program headed by Greg Larson, assumed much of the EQB's functions.

In May of 1986, the DOE announced it was going to suspend the search for the second repository, largely because it was felt that the Western site could handle all of the nation's nuclear waste through the year 2020. Western states cried foul and claimed the decision was meant to help Republican political candidates back East. Since the DOE had suspended work on a crystalline rock site, however temporarily, the High-Level Radioactive Waste Program suspended work in 1988.

From the guide to the High-level radioactive waste program records, 1957-1988., (Minnesota Historical Society)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Child Development Planning Project files, 1972-1975. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Human Services Council. Records, 1971-1975. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. 701 Planning Assistance Program reports and studies, 1946-1992. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Uranium mining study files, 1979-1981. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Kohl (Linda) Files., 1991-1996. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Division Records., 1972-2006 (bulk 1991-2006). Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. White House Conference on Families advisory committee records, 1975-1980. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Division of Health Manpower. Records, 1920-1982 (bulk 1973-1982). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (Perpich : 1983-1991). Capital for a Day files, 1988 May-1990 Nov. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. High-level radioactive waste program records, 1957-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Regional copper nickel study files., 1969-1981. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Published records and reports, 1966-2006. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Children's Cabinet. Records, 1991-1995. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Dept. of Education. Subject files, 1942-1994 (bulk 1980-1994). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Division of Environmental Health. Director's subject files, 1916-1922, 1929-1993. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Land Management Information Center (Minn.). Records, 1969-2001. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Indian Affairs Council. Subject files, 1948-1991. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Series Records, 1985-1989. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Project files., 1972-2005. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Waste Management. Reports, 1978-1995. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Published Records and Reports., 1966-2006. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Division Records., 1989-2000 (bulk 1991-2000). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. Project files, 1972-2001. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota Waste Management Board. Chairman of the Board files, 1980-1987. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Executive staff meeting files, 1983-1987. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1971-1976 : Anderson). Miscellaneous records, 1973-1974. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Dept. of Agriculture. William Oemichen subject files, 1989-1990. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Secretary of State. Files of Joe Donovan and Arlen Erdahl, 1955-1974. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Southern Minnesota Rivers Basin Commission. Records, 1970-1987. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Biennial reports, 1967-[ongoing]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota Water Planning Board. Files of Thomas J. Kalitowski, 1977-1985. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Division of Environmental Health. Power plant siting policy documents, 1970-1974 (bulk 1972). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander). Files of executive assistant David Durenberger, 1966-1970. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Governor (1979-1983 : Quie). Val Vikmanis files, 1979-1982. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Commission on Minnesota's Future. Records, 1972-1977. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Commission on Reform and Efficiency. Records, 1991-1993. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. Regional copper nickel study files, 1969-1981. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Attorney General. Civil Litigation Division. Litigation file: Federal Land Bank et al. vs. Hubert H. Humphrey III et al., 1985-1987. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Minnesota State Planning Agency. Voyageurs National Park files, 1963-1979 (bulk 1967-1970). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Minnesota. Dept. of Administration. Miscellaneous records, 1964-1987. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Minnesota State Planning Agency. Office of Jobs Policy Coordination. Records, 1985-1989. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf High-level radioactive waste program records, 1957-1988. Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith 701 Planning Assistance Program (Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Boise Cascade Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Commission on Minnesota's Future. corporateBody
associatedWith Crystalline Repository Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Honetschlager, Dean. person
associatedWith Kawamura, Lani. person
associatedWith Kenow, Charles. person
associatedWith Land Management Information Center (Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Larson, Greg. person
associatedWith Larson, Greg. person
associatedWith Midwest Planning and Research, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Arrowhead Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Attorney General. Civil Litigation Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Children's Cabinet. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Commission on Reform and Efficiency. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Department of Energy, Planning, and Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Dept. of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Environmental Health. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Division of Health Manpower. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor (1967-1971 : LeVander) corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor (1971-1976 : Anderson). corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor (1979-1983 : Quie). corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor (Perpich : 1983-1991). corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Governor's Nuclear Waste Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor's Task Force on Families. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Governor's Task Force on High Level Radioactive Waste. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Human Services Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Indian Affairs Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Interagency Committee on Young Children and Their Families. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Interagency Committee on Young Children and Their Families. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. Legislative Commission on Waste Management. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Legislature. Senate. Public Domain Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Planning (Agency). corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Planning (Agency). Children's Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Planning (Agency). Critical Issues Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Planning (Agency). Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Secretary of State. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. High-Level Radioactive Waste Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. Human Resources Planning Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. Human Services Act Coordinating Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. Human Services Act Coordinating Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. Office of Jobs Policy Coordination. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Waste Management Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Water Planning Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Minnesota Rivers Basin Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Triplett, Thomas J. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Energy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Forest Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Park Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Nuclear Waste Policy Act. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith White House Conference on Families. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Roger S. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
United States
Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park (Minn.)
United States
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Subject
Public welfare--Minnesota
Local government--Minnesota
Family policy--Congresses
Land subdivision
Land use--Minnesota
State government--Officials and employees
City planning
Energy policy
National parks and reserves--Law and legislation
Tourism--Government policy--Minnesota
Environmental policy
Environmental policy--Minnesota
Intergovernmental fiscal relations
Tourism--Government policy
Cities and towns
Educational planning--Minnesota
Uranium mines and mining--Law and legislation
Energy policy--Minnesota
Health planning
Public welfare
Child welfare
Intergovernmental fiscal relations--Minnesota
Central planning
Land use
Uranium mines and mining--Maps
Government and the press
Planning
Radioactive waste sites
Transportation--Minnesota--Planning
Radioactive waste sites--United States
City planning--Minnesota
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground
Local government
Local government--Planning
Family social work
National parks and reserves--Planning
Uranium mines and mining--Environmental aspects
Water resources development--Minnesota--Planning
Zoning
Water resources development--Planning
Transportation Planning
Regional planning
Children--Services for
Educational planning
Regional planning--Minnesota
Health planning--Minnesota
Families--Congresses
Mining surveying
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Activity
Subsidizing
Hearing
Coordinating
Planning

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