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An Allegany County citizens group Tuesday sued the state's Low-Level Radioactive Waste Siting Commission, seeking information about the task force's work since Allegany County is one of the potential sites for a federally-required low-level waste dump.

David Seeger, attorney for the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County, said the suit, filed in Allegany County Court under the state's Freedom of Information Law, seeks access to the commission's Geographic Information Systems report that was used by the commission to help select 10 candidate sites. The suit also seeks information on any land that may have been offered for sale to the state for a possible low-level dump.

While state officials have said the low-level material can be safely stored, opposition groups have sprung up in each of the 10 areas in New York state selected as possible sites for the low-level dump.

Seeger said the commission is supposed to answer the lawsuit on June 15.

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