Lyman Presentation to the NRC on Nuclear Waste

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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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About the author: Dr. Wright received his PhD in physics from Cornell University in 1983, and worked for five years as a research physicist. He was an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow in International Peace and Security in the Center for Science and International Affairs in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a Senior Analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. He is a Fellow of the American Physics Society (APS) and a recipient of APS Joseph A. Burton Forum Award in 2001. He has been at UCS since 1992. Areas of expertise: Space weapons and security, ballistic missile proliferation, ballistic missile defense, U.S. nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons policy. David also blogs on the Equation.

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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.