"New York State and Allegany and Cortland counties were frustrated in their compliance efforts by resistance from residents to proposed radioactive waste sites"
It's a federal responsibility! Not mine!
"New York filed suit against the federal government, questioning the authority of Congress to regulate state waste management."
"Congress had the authority under the Commerce Clause to use financial rewards and access to disposal sites as incentives for state waste management. The third provision, the "take-title" qualification, stipulated that states must take legal ownership and liability for low-level waste or by the regulatory act (not the federal gov.)."