Ed Lyman Testifying on the Final BRC Nuclear Report

, co-director and senior scientist | January 31, 2012, 4:00 pm EDT
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The House is holding a hearing on the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future to the Secretary of Energy on Wednesday, February 1. It’s being held by the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy at 9:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The BRC was asked to “conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and recommend a new strategy”—in other words, figuring out what to do with waste from nuclear power reactors. Here is the lineup for the hearing, with links to the written statements:Panel 1

The Honorable Lee Hamilton, BRC Co-Chair
The Center on Congress at The Indiana University

Lt. Gen. Brent Brent Scowcroft (Ret.), BRC Co-Chair
President, Scowcroft Group
Joint Testimony

Panel 2

Mr. Lake H. Barrett, President, L. Barrett Consulting
Former Deputy Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
U.S. Department of Energy

 Dr. D. Warner North, President, NorthWorks, Inc.
Former Member, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

Mr. Martin G. Malsch, Partner, Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence

Dr. Edwin Lyman, Senior Staff Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Mr. Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste

 Mr. David A. Wright, Chairman of the Board and President,
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

(Note: The final speaker on this list is not me.)

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