Gordon Advises Travelers Of New Passport Requirements
I am urging Middle Tennesseans with international travel plans to get their passports in order before new requirements take effect in January. The new requirements from the U.S. Department of State will require travelers to and from Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Panama to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the U.S. Many travelers may be caught unaware of the passport requirements for international travel. This could result in delayed trips or extra expenses if travelers don’t prepare for the State Department’s new policy.
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Nation’s Nuclear Waste Doesn’t Belong In Tennessee
Nearly two decades after a decision was made to establish a permanent site in Nevada for the safe storage of the nation’s nuclear waste, no such facility has opened. As a result the U.S. Department of Energy is trying once again to force Tennessee to store waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants.
In the 1980s, the Department of Energy proposed building a temporary nuclear waste storage site in Tennessee at Oak Ridge. I fought that proposal because I didn’t want millions of Tennesseans to live with the hazards that come with transporting this dangerous material.
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