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What We Heard: Exploring Major Themes of the Nuclear Waste Conversation

KEYWORDS: NORM DICKS, NUCLEAR WASTE, SONNY PERDUE, MIKE SIMPSON

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET

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

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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) 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.

Over the past 18 months, the council has traveled across the country to discuss nuclear waste issues with industry and community leaders, and recently published a series of issue briefs outlining findings from those meetings and updating the state of play on storage, transportation and other topics.

BPC hosted a discussion on the challenges and solutions to America’s nuclear waste management, as well as the next steps to be taken by the Nuclear Waste Council to bring this conversation to implementation.

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Opening remarks by:

Norm Dicks
Former U.S. Representative (D-WA)
Co-chair, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

Keynote remarks by:

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Chairman, House Subcommittee on Energy and Water
@CongMikeSimpson

Panel discussion featuring:

Vicky A. Bailey
Former Member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC)
Member, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

Beatrice Brailsford
Nuclear Program Director, Snake River Alliance
Member, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

David Wright
Former President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Member, BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council

Moderated by: 

Darius Dixon
Energy Reporter, POLITICO
@dariusss

Closing remarks by:

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