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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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25th anniversary of failure (and a chance at opportunity)
Silver anniversaries are usually a cause for great celebration, but this one is a cause for regret and a renewed plea for action. January 31, 2023, marks the 25th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s failure under law and contract to start the removal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the country’s 74 commercial nuclear power plant sites in 35 states for disposal per the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. I personally know the moral and legal responsibility associated with this failure, because in 1998, as the then responsible DOE official, I had to personally announce it. But much has changed since then. There are many new avenues to address these past problems like federal, state, and community partnerships that can be beneficial for all, if there is DOE leadership and congressional action for both disposal and storage.
Steven A. ArndtHarsh S. Desai
Rebecca L. Steinman
Dr. William Burchill
John W. Landis
Charles C. Thomas, Jr.
Alan J. BlotckyDonald J. DudziakCraig F. GrochmalRobert HessGail H. MarcusKyle Turner
Dennis A. BitzBruce D. GuilbeaultMary Gerry WhiteNancy P. WilliamsLloyd A. Wright
Philip AndersonRonald K. BayerEugene N. CramerAdolf S. GarciaBrian GrimesWalter Y. KatoRobert G. LacyEdward (Ted) L. Quinn
Andre GauvenetHarry HollingshausThomas H. RowJack Scarborough
John GrahamNorbert R. GrantNancy M. Trahey