The American Nuclear Society joined seven other prominent nuclear organizations in submitting a letter to energy secretary Jennifer Granholm requesting that the Department of Energy establish an office dedicated to developing and managing an integrated nuclear waste storage, transportation, and disposal program. The letter asks that the new office report directly to the energy secretary.
Specifically, the office would do the following:
- Provide a focal point for work on spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
- Facilitate necessary engagement with external stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an intent and commitment to take meaningful action.