- 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.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Anthony J. O'Donnell||Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission||Chair, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners||Document|
|Mr. Chuck Smith||Councilmember, Aiken County, South Carolina||On behalf of Energy Communities Alliance||Document|
|Mr. David G. Victor||Chairman, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Community Engagement Panel||Professor, UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy||Document|
|Dr. Edwin Lyman||Senior Scientist, Global Security Program||Union of Concerned Scientists||Document|
|Ms. Katie Tubb||Policy Analyst, Institute for Economic Freedom||The Heritage Foundation||Document|