The Transportation and Storage Subcommittee of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future will be meeting today from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC. There will be a webcast.
The planned agenda includes the following topics:
- Industry projections of commercial used fuel inventories
- The evolution of the role of storage – a historical perspective
- Overview of current handling and storage practices
- Overview of existing commitments and obligations governing used fuel storage
- Panel discussion – the role of storage in an integrated US waste management system and strategy
- Panel discussion – technical and regulatory uncertainties
- Panel discussion – relationship between storage and progress on disposal and fuel cycle facilities
There will also be an opportunity for public comments at the end of the meeting. I am planning to attend in person and will probably make a comment or two about the value of the material that we are currently storing away for the use of future generations. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know; I will be checking periodically during the meeting for comments left here.
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The next meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future will be the Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technology Subcommittee, which is scheduled for the same venue on August 30.