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Carter A-waste site plan: states can OK, can't veto

President Carter soon will announce a nuclear-waste-disposal policy giving states "consultation and concurrence" in site selection but not veto power, administration officials told Congress Wednesday. The announcement will come after 15 months of squabbling on the controversial issue by presidential advisers.

"In order to proceed in an orderly fashion to resolve substantive issues, it is important to avoid the type of hard and final confrontation which is implied by veto rights," Assistant Energy Secretary George W. Cunningham told the Senate Public Works subcommittee on nuclear regulation.

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