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Examining America's Nuclear Waste Management, Storage, and the Need for Solutions Field Hearing, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 7, 2019   [open pdf - 320KB]

This is the June 7, 2019 Hearing on "Examining America's Nuclear Waste Management, Storage, and the Need for Solutions" held before the House Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Harley Rouda: "If we take steps now to fully recognize the magnitude of our country's nuclear waste problem, and if we reach across the aisle to develop bipartisan legislation, the United States can pursue workable solutions. But we do not have any more time to waste; the clock is ticking. In fact, because of the challenges and logistics involved with moving and housing nuclear waste with a long-term viable solution, the best-case scenarios, if we act now with purpose and expediency, is approximately 10 years out. [...] The radioactive material at the core of this challenge will outlast everyone in this room and all humans currently alive. It is estimated that all of our Nation's nuclear waste will remain radioactive for somewhere between 100,000 and 1 million years." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Darrell E. Issa, Don Hancock, Daniel Stetson, Tom Isaacs, and Scott Morris.

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Serial No. 116-34
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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