Washington, D.C. – On September 5, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project will gather experts, business leaders, academics and policymakers to assess various issues related to nuclear waste, and identify barriers to moving forward on nuclear waste and actions that could break down those barriers. Specifically, the two panels will discuss the lack of progress in addressing nuclear waste and the potential impacts of consolidated storage (be they positive or negative) on communities and states. An agenda and list of confirmed speakers is available here.
Earlier this year, BPC’s Energy Project launched its Nuclear Waste Initiative, which is led by a distinguished advisory council. In June 2014, BPC held a regional forum on nuclear waste at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Next month, BPC will host a related discussion in Atlanta, Ga.
The event is open to the public and media and will be live webcast. To attend, register here. Join the conversation on Twitter - , #BPClive.
Panel 1: A Lack of Progress in Addressing Nuclear Waste: Views from State Regulatory Agencies
Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission
Former Commissioner, South Carolina Public Service Commission
Additional panelists to be confirmed.
Panel 2: The Potential Impacts of Consolidated Storage on Communities and States
Executive Director, Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization @atomicasset