In January 2012, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future issued a consensus report recommending a new comprehensive strategy to manage and dispose of the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Breaking the current stalemate requires action by both the Administration and Congress.
BPC's Nuclear Initiative held a discussion of ongoing efforts to implement the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations and achieve near-term progress on nuclear waste storage and disposal.
Read the press release here.
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) (Retired)
BPC Senior Fellow Co-chair, BPC Nuclear Initiative
Co-chair, BPC Nuclear Initiative Former Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Panel discussion featuring
Senior Director for State and Local Government Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
Joseph S. Hezir
EOP Foundation, Inc.
The Honorable Marge Kilkelly
Chair, Maine Yankee Community Advisory Panel on Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage and Removal