- To examine the management of our nation’s increasing amount of nuclear waste.
- To highlight the challenges communities across the country face when dealing with nuclear waste.
- Over the last four decades, the nuclear industry has produced 76,430 metric tons of nuclear waste – enough to cover a football field eight yards deep.
- In 1982, Congress passed the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), which directs the Department of Energy to build and operate a repository for used nuclear fuels and other high-level radioactive waste.
- Despite the NWPA, the United States does not utilize one repository or storage site, leaving nuclear waste sitting at numerous nuclear facilities throughout communities nationwide.
Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission
Chair, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Councilmember, Aiken County, South Carolina
On behalf of Energy Communities Alliance
Chairman, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Community Engagement Panel
Professor, UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy
Senior Scientist, Global Security Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Policy Analyst, Institute for Economic Freedom
The Heritage Foundation