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Innovative Ideas in Nuclear Waste Management 

The Federation of American Scientists and The Heritage Foundation hosted a briefing on nuclear waste management.

Topics included: the gap between the report released by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future and future implementation legislation, methods of spent nuclear fuel management and their political implications, a market-based approach to management of spent nuclear fuel, and international implications of the U.S. solving its spent fuel management program.

FAS invites you to ask questions about important nuclear waste issues. Submit your questions and follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Please use hashtag #nuclearwaste. FAS will be live blogging.

Email questions in advance of the event to [email protected].


Dr. Charles Ferguson, Federation of American Scientists

Professor Clifford Singer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mr. Jack Spencer, The Heritage Foundation

Ms. Sharon Squassoni, Center for Strategic and International Studies


When: Tuesday, July 10, 2012

12:00 p.m. – Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Briefing

1:00 p.m. -- Questions and Discussion


Where: The Capitol Visitor Center

First Street, NE (at East Capitol St., NE)

Senate Meeting Room SVC 208


Directions: The Capitol Visitor Center entrance is underground on First St., NE at East Capitol St., NE; once you go through security, go through the glass doors and to the right to head down the escalator to the Senate Meeting Rooms.  Please check in at the Senate Appointments Desk near the escalator.


FAS Resources:

The Future of Nuclear Energy in the United States

Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know by FAS President Charles D. Ferguson

Other Resources:

August 18, 2011: Blue Ribbon Commission on Nuclear Waste: Missing Opportunity for Lasting Reform by Jack Spencer

Blue Ribbon Commission report America's Nuclear Future

CSIS report U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel - A Market-Based Solution


CRS Reports

Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing

Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal

Nuclear Power Plant Sites