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BPC Travels to the Southeast to Discuss Nuclear Waste with Citizens, Industry Representatives, Environmental Advocates and State Officials

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On September 5, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project will gather experts, business leaders, academics and policymakers to assess various issues related to nuclear waste, and identify barriers to moving forward on nuclear waste and actions that could break down those barriers. Specifically, the two panels will discuss the lack of progress in addressing nuclear waste and the potential impacts of consolidated storage (be they positive or negative) on communities and states. An agenda and list of confirmed speakers is available here.

Earlier this year, BPC’s Energy Project launched its Nuclear Waste Initiative, which is led by a distinguished advisory council. In June 2014, BPC held a regional forum on nuclear waste at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Next month, BPC will host a related discussion in Atlanta, Ga.

The event is open to the public and media and will be live webcast. To attend, register here. Join the conversation on Twitter – @BPC_Bipartisan, #BPClive.


Moderated by:

Kristi Swartz
Southeast Correspondent, EnergyWire

Panel 1: A Lack of Progress in Addressing Nuclear Waste: Views from State Regulatory Agencies

Tim Echols
Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission

David Wright
Former Commissioner, South Carolina Public Service Commission

Katrina McMurrian
Former Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission

Shelly Wilson
Federal Facilities Liaison, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Panel 2: The Potential Impacts of Consolidated Storage on Communities and States

Rick McLeod
Executive Director, Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization

Patrick Sullivan
President, Mississippi Energy Institute

Mindy Goldstein
Director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Emory University School of Law

Sara Barczak
High Risk Energy Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy


Impacts of Consolidated Storage of Nuclear Waste on Communities


Friday, September 5, 2014
9:00 AM ET – 11:30 AM ET

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Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Conference Room A
Atlanta, GA 30308