Oregon Prohibition of Nuclear Plant Operations Until Waste Site Licensed, Measure 14 (1986)

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The Oregon Prohibition of Nuclear Plant Operations Until Waste Site Licensed Act, also known as Measure 14, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited all nuclear power plant operations until the federal government licenses a permanent radioactive waste disposal site.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 14 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No674,64164.26%
Yes 375,241 35.74%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

14. PROHIBITS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OPERATION UNTIL PERMANENT WASTE SITE LICENSED
QUESTION - Shall all Oregon nuclear power plant operations be prohibited until the federal government licenses a permanent radioactive waste disposal site?

EXPLANATION - (1) This measure prohibits all Oregon nuclear power plant operation until the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council finds that a federally licensed high level radioactive waste disposal site is available to immediately accept plant waste for permanent disposal. Waste retrieval operation for reprocessing is not required.

(2) If legislature declares an emergency need for electricity not available from other resources, including conservation, temporary suspension or repeal of part (1) of this measure must be referred to voters.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.