Nuclear Waste Policy: Searching for Solutions

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established a national program for the safe, permanent disposal of highly radioactive wastes. In 2002, Congress approved a site at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain; however, that project was stalled and defunded in 2010. Consequently, there currently is no disposal facility in the United States for spent fuel rods from 99 operating commercial nuclear reactors across the country. Both the federal government and the private sector are taking action to develop solutions for the long-term, sustainable management of our nation’s spent nuclear fuel. The Department of Energy, or DOE, is seeking public input on how to site facilities for nuclear waste storage and disposal following a consent-based approach. At the same time, two private partnerships are attempting to develop interim storage facilities in New Mexico and Texas. This webinar, the second in a two-part series, explores these proposed solutions for the consolidated storage of our nation’s spent fuel and provides insight into the DOE’s consent-based siting effort.

View the first webinar in this series, Nuclear Waste Policy: Defining the Problem, here.



Nuclear Waste Policy: Searching for Solutions 
Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m. EDT
Presented by CSG South/SLC and CSG Midwest/MLC



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Andrew Griffith
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

Betsy Madru
Vice President of Government Relations, Waste Control Specialists

John Heaton
Vice Chairman, Eddy Lea Energy Alliance




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