Announcing New Congressional Caucus on Spent Nuclear Fuel Challenges
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) will host a press call on Wednesday announcing the formation of their Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of House members who will drive progress on the safe storage, transportation, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel across the country.
There are approximately 80 locations in 34 states across the country where spent nuclear fuel is stored after it is removed from a commercial nuclear reactor. Additionally, 25 of these sites are co-located with nuclear power plants that are no longer in use, some of which have even been completely dismantled. The current system of spent nuclear fuel storage is not sustainable, particularly for sites that no longer have operating reactors and could be redeveloped for other beneficial uses. It is also a violation of the promise, codified decades ago, that the federal government would take title to the waste in return for ratepayers’ contributions to the Nuclear Waste Fund.
The Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus seeks to address the challenges associated with stranded commercial spent fuel across the country. It is a forum for Members who care about solving all commercial spent fuel issues, where Members can come together to make progress regardless of whether or not they have a preferred solution.
What: Press Call on Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus
When: Wednesday, July 21, 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Who: Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)
Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)