Lyman Presentation to the NRC on Nuclear Waste

, co-director and senior scientist | January 4, 2014, 12:00 pm EST
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Ed will be part of a panel at an NRC hearing on spent fuel safety, starting at 9 a.m. on January 6.

FS140 Figure 2 nrc-dry

Schematic of a dry cask

UCS has long advocated that plant owners move spent nuclear fuel from crowded cooling pools to dry casks to better protect it, and Ed will be one of four external panelists addressing the commission during the session. Ed’s presentation is here.

Other panelists include Dave Heacock, president of Dominion Nuclear; Christine King, director of nuclear fuel and chemistry at the Electric Power Research Institute; and Gordon Thompson, executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies. The presentations are here.

The hearing will be  webcast live.


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  • Mary Jo Muser

    The NRC’s plan to store nuclear waste at the site near our largest supply of the world’s drinking water is insane.
    With fukishima now causing the death and destruction of the world’s ocean whoever came up with this idea is frankly insane.
    Right now we have a disaster China Sydrome happening before our eyes which is being covered up.
    The water that belongs to us all is not a resource that can ever be replaced. All of our lives depend on it.