Oregon Voter Approval for Nuclear Waste Facilities, Measure 7 (1980)

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The Oregon Voter Approval for Nuclear Waste Facilities Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure required that a permanent nuclear waste disposal facility within the state must be federally licensed and have voter approval.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 608,412 53.21%
No535,04946.79%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

7. NUCLEAR PLANT LICENSING REQUIRES VOTER APPROVAL, WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY EXISTENCE
QUESTION - Shall existence of federally licensed permanent nuclear waste disposal facility, and voter approval, be required for nuclear plant site certificate?

PURPOSE - Measure would require finding of existence of federally licensed permanent disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive wastes, before site certificate for nuclear power plant is granted or Public Utility Commissioner approves plant financing. Voter approval of site certificates issuance at statewide election also required. Measure would not affect site certificate granted November 15, 1980, and would not prevent site certificate applicant from obtaining other necessary plant licenses.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.