A “consent-based” approach to siting nuclear waste facilities may offer a promising solution to what has been a decades-long stalemate on the issue.
An overhaul of nuclear waste management is required and a different approach should be taken to site future facilities, regardless of the fate of Yucca Mountain.
In a surprise move, the Department of Energy announced a series of actions it is taking to build a consent-based siting process for nuclear waste facilities.
BPC’s council has met with industry and community leaders across the country to better understand the challenges and opportunities surrounding nuclear waste.
BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council hosted a discussion on the challenges and solutions to America’s nuclear waste management.