Four senators on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee have proposed legislation to create a process for siting nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities.  Along with 5 colleagues, Seth and Tom submitted comments.  We wrote that the draft legislation fails to clearly articulate a process that will fully address the critical social dimensions of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and defense high level waste (HLW) management that have stalled prior efforts.  In our view, the proposed bill does not go far enough to reduce the risks of repeating the past, undercutting the hope for a successful renewed effort and resulting (again) in great economic and political costs.  The full comments are attached.

 

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