Washington Ban on Transportation and Storage of Radioactive Waste, Initiative 383 (1980)

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The Washington Ban on the Transportation and Storage of Radioactive Waste Initiative, also known as Initiative 383, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure banned the importation and storage of non-medical radioactive wastes generated outside the state.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 383 (1980)
Approveda Yes 1,211,606 75.49%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Washington ban the importation and storage of non-medical radioactive wastes generated outside Washington, unless otherwise permitted by interstate compact?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 383 was filed on February 7, 1980 by Allan H. Jones of Seattle. 148,166 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1980 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 21, 2013