Letter to theBlue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
from Jan B. van Erp, nuclear engineer, Past Vice-Chairman Illinois Commission on Atomic Energy
The nation should be most thankful for your willingness to serve and for your effort in addressing one of the U.S.’ most urgent problems. With great interest but with some disappointment, have I taken notice of the content of the July 2011 draft report of your Blue Ribbon Committee: While the report contains many worthwhile considerations, it seems to be short on long-term policy insights and it does not offer a viable solution for the current spent-fuel dilemma. In order to better understand how the U.S. arrived where it is now, some background information may perhaps be useful.