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America’s Nuclear Future: Taking Action to Address Nuclear Waste


WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Civic Opera Building, 20 North Wacker Drive, 15th Floor Gallery, Chicago, IL, 60606

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The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a series of discussions on nuclear waste in the Midwest. The first panel discussed transportation issues associated with the movement of nuclear waste, such as transportation readiness, emergency preparedness and safety. The second panel included representatives of local communities and state regulatory agencies who analyzed the resulting consequences of the lack of progress on addressing nuclear waste in their state and communities. Join the discussion on Twitter, using @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive.

Panel 1: Transporting Nuclear Waste

Jane Beetem
Co-Chair of the Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Teri Engelhart
REP Section Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management

Elgan Usrey
Former Deputy Director, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Panel 2: Midwestern Nuclear Waste Impacts

Greg White
Commissioner, Michigan Public Utilities Commission

Ron Johnson
President, Prairie Island Indian Community

Dave Kraft
Director, Nuclear Energy Information Service

Opening and Closing Remarks by:

Tim Frazier
Director, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Initiative