BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Spent Nuclear Fuel

BlueGreen Alliance statement urging senators to consider the potential benefits of increased public safety, domestic manufacturing and domestic job creation that can come from improving current spent fuel management policy.

May 15, 2013

The BlueGreen Alliance called on Senators addressing longstanding challenges of storage and disposal of our country’s current 70,000 metric tons of commercial spent nuclear fuel, a radioactive waste inventory projected to more than double by 2035,  to consider the potential benefits of increased public safety, domestic manufacturing and domestic job creation that can come from improving current spent fuel management policy; specifically legislating the thinning out of over-crowded cooling pools and the ramping-up of more dry cask storage.

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