The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News

Richard M. Jones
Number 12 - January 29, 2010


“ The Administration is committed to promoting nuclear power in the United States and developing a safe, long-term solution for the management of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. The work of the Blue Ribbon Commission will be invaluable to this process.” - Energy Secretary Steven Chu

At noon today Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the appointment of a 15-member Blue Ribbon Commission that will, according to a statement, “provide advice and make recommendations on issues including alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.” The commission will be co-chaired by former Representative Lee Hamilton and Brent Scowcroft. An interim report is due in 18 months, and a final report “within 24 months.”

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