Recommendations for Nuclear Waste Management
December 19, 2018 | Grantee Publications | Nuclear Challenges

A report on the United States’ nuclear waste policy recommends establishing an independent, nonprofit entity tasked with nuclear waste management with a final goal of long-term disposal in a mined, geologic repository. As it currently stands, U.S. policy is erratic and ill-equipped for the task, with often conflicting changes in policy and funding, and 80,000 tons of commercially produced nuclear waste is in temporary storage. The report captures a range of perspectives on solutions that emerged from a series of five meetings of experts, academics, and legislators to discuss how the U.S. can “reset” and better manage this nuclear waste, hosted by MacArthur grantees Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

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