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Rep. Simpson and Energy Experts on a Long-Term Solution on Nuclear Waste

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Join us next Tuesday, October 27, as the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Nuclear Waste Council releases the final installment in its series of primers on nuclear waste topics ranging from transportation to storage to what’s next for Yucca Mountain. The release event will feature remarks from Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), as well as council co-chairs former Gov. Sonny Perdue (R-GA) and former Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA).

BPC’s Nuclear Waste Council was created 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 last 18 months, the council has met with industry and community leaders across the country to better understand the challenges and opportunities surrounding nuclear waste. The primer series reflects what council members have heard from those supportive and skeptical of nuclear power in their communities.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive


WHO:

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

Vicki Bailey
Former Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

Beatrice Brailsford
Nuclear Program Director, Snake River Alliance

David Wright
Former President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Darius Dixon
Energy Reporter, POLITICO
@dariusss

WHAT:

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

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

KEYWORDS: NUCLEAR WASTE, YUCCA MOUNTAIN