Nuke Lawsuit

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Nebraska should submit a detailed proposal for settling the $151 million nuke lawsuit against the state before any negotiations are made.

That's according to Lincoln attorney Alan Peterson who is the legal counsel of the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission.

Peterson advised members of the commission of some of the ground rules for negotiation in a March 22 letter obtained by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Peterson told the newspaper Saturday that he thinks Attorney General Jon Bruning is hoping to get a proposal to the commission this coming week.

A telephone message left by the Associated Press for Bruning spokeswoman Holley Bolen last night was not immediately returned.

The commission met with Bruning last month.

Peterson also wrote in the letter that Nebraska's representative on the commission, Greg Hayden, should be excluded from any meeting discussing settlement offers, counterproposals or negotiation strategies.