House E&C subcommittee to hold hearing on spent fuel management

April 8, 2024, 7:00AMRadwaste Solutions

The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced a public hearing on improving the U.S. management of spent nuclear fuel. The hearing, titled “American Nuclear Energy Expansion: Spent Fuel Policy and Innovation,” will be held on April 10 by the E&C Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee.

The hearing will be livestreamed on the E&C Committee website.

The reason: In announcing the hearing, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) and Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R., S.C.) said, “Improving the management of spent nuclear fuel is important as we work to unleash American nuclear energy. A critical piece of this is making sure the federal government is fulfilling its legal responsibility to provide a path for ultimate disposal of spent nuclear fuel, while assisting in reducing management and cost burdens on taxpayers and ratepayers.

“We look forward to hearing from experts about the opportunities to enhance long-term spent fuel policy and prospects for innovation in spent fuel management to cement American leadership in nuclear energy.”

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Viewing: The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online here.

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