The United States’ strategy for the storage and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste is at a stalemate: spent nuclear fuel accumulates at nuclear power plants, yet there is no long-term, national strategy for spent fuel management and disposal. The Blue Ribbon Commission for America’s Nuclear Future emphasized the urgency of finding a geologic repository, but work on the proposed site -- Yucca Mountain – has stopped, and there is no active program to site a new geologic repository. The political impasse has overwhelmed thoughtful discussion of technical, regulatory, risk and public policy issues.
To inform efforts to reset the U.S. nuclear waste program, the Center for International Security and Cooperation, with the support of FSI and the Precourt Institute for Energy, is sponsoring a series of meetings to review and discuss the nuclear waste management strategy in the United States.
The agenda and prospectus can be downloaded below.
For information related to the first meeting in this series, and relevant materials, please click here.