ANS Signs Joint Letter to Congress on Nuclear Waste Policy Act
ANS was included in a joint letter between six nuclear organizations to the Senate asking the Department of Energy to honor its obligations under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to remove and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. This is the first time these six organizations have issued a joint letter.
The letter requests Congress to appropriate funds in FY 2018 for the following critical elements of an effective nuclear waste management program:
- Completion of the Yucca Mountain Licensing Review
- Implementation of Pilot Consolidated Interim Storage with Priority for Stranded Reactor Fuel
- Preparation for SNF and Defense HLW Transportation