Oregon Regulation of Nuclear Power Plant Construction, Measure 9 (1976)

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The Oregon Regulation of Nuclear Power Plant Construction Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have regulated the construction of nuclear power plants by removing federally imposed liability limits, testing and finding an effective operation system, finding the waste disposal system to be without chance of radioactivity escaping and requiring a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the legislature.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No584,84558.03%
Yes 423,008 41.97%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

9. REGULATES NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION APPROVAL
Purpose: Imposes conditions of approval of sites and construction of nuclear power plants, not previously finally approved by May 12, 1975, including: removal of all federally imposed liability limits; all safety systems tested and found effective in operation in substantially similar systems; waste disposal found to be permanently without chance of radioactivity escape. Each house of legislature must by 2/3 vote find conditions met, after extensive hearing proceedings. Governor must annually publish evacuation plants.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: The passage of ballot measure #9 would result in costs to the state of $250,000 in 1977.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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