Department of Energy's Role in Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, June 1, 2011   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the June 1, 2011 hearing on "The Department of Energy's Role in Managing Civilian Nuclear Waste," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Economy. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "This is a part of our ongoing effort at the committee to make certain we are providing safe and sustainable long-term storage of high-level spent nuclear fuel. Specifically today, we focus our attention on the part the Department of Energy plays and the process by which decisions have been made when it comes to a long-term repository. No matter if you support the continued use of nuclear energy or if you don't, we have a responsibility to deal with existing spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste materials from our Nation's defense complex. As we sit in this room, spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants is piling up and remains scattered around the country in two-thirds of our States." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Shimkus, John Barrow, Joe Barton, Henry A. Waxman, Gene Green, Shelley Berkley, Mike Simpson, Mark E. Gaffigan, Gregory H. Friedman, Peter B. Lyons, Gary Hollis, Martin G. Malsch, Greg R. White, and Christopher A. Kouts.

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Serial No. 112-54
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