America’s Nuclear Future: Taking Action to Address Nuclear Waste
For decades, the United States has been grappling with the issue of nuclear waste. Despite many efforts by the Executive Branch, Congress, industry, citizens groups and others, as well as the expenditure of billions of taxpayers’ and electricity consumers’ dollars, the United States still struggles with solving the country’s nuclear waste problem. Addressing the nation’s nuclear waste challenges could take years during which the U.S. government’s financial liability for not accepting commercial spent nuclear fuel – already in the billions of dollars – would increase. While we work to address U.S. nuclear waste issues and as we fall farther behind the international nuclear community, our ability to provide leadership suffers.
The goal of this project is to expand the national and regional conversation on nuclear waste and to develop policy options that ultimately could lead to an implementable nuclear waste strategy. BPC intends to convene an advisory group, host regional workshops and publish various work products.
Key to any nuclear plant decommissioning is the future of the spent nuclear fuel. BPC’s nuclear waste initiative is seeking to address nuclear waste, which includes spent nuclear fuel.
Timothy A. Frazier, director of BPC’s nuclear waste initiative, gave a keynote presentation at the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit in Charlotte, NC on October 1. Frazier presented the objectives and scope of the nuclear waste project at BPC, the lessons learned from the two regional meetings held thus far, and the next steps of the project, including at least two more regional events.
America’s Nuclear Future: Taking Action to Address Nuclear Waste (Richland, WA forum)
April 27, 2015
U.S. Nuclear Waste: Federal and California State Policy Implications
January 27, 2015
America’s Nuclear Future: Taking Action to Address Nuclear Waste (Chicago forum)
November 20, 2014
Impacts of Consolidated Nuclear Waste on Communities
September 5, 2014
Identifying a Path Forward on America’s Nuclear Waste
June 10, 2014
A Week of Significant Nuclear Waste Developments
April 1, 2015
The Department of Energy Announces More Options on Nuclear Waste
January 6, 2015
What’s New on Nuclear Waste at the Bipartisan Policy Center
November 10, 2014
Recent Happenings at the NRC
November 4, 2014
NRC Report Finds Relevant Regulatory Requirements Satisfied
October 16, 2014