Ideas. Action. Results.

Moving Forward with Consent-Based Siting for Nuclear Waste Facilities


WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Nuclear Waste Council was designed to reinvigorate and expand the discussion on nuclear waste, identify barriers prohibiting progress on storage and disposal of the waste, and explore options to create a viable national strategy for its long-term and safe disposition.

The council released a series of recommendations on the topic of consent-based siting. These will serve as a foundation for the upcoming national nuclear waste management conversation and are based on a year of intense research, surveys of state government officials, and visits to communities undergoing nuclear waste siting consideration.

BPC hosted a discussion of the challenges and solutions to America’s nuclear waste management and the promise consent-based siting can have for future projects.

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Moving Forward with Consent-Based Siting for Nuclear Waste Facilities


Norm Dicks
Former Representative from Washington
Co-Chair, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

Sonny Perdue
Former Governor of Georgia
Co-Chair, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

Moderated by:

Michael F. McBride
Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP
Former Outside Counsel, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future