Spent nuclear waste a bipartisan issue
Both Democrats and Republicans support a federal repository for used nuclear fuel. That was just one message being delivered at the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) recent Nuclear Energy Assembly.
Addressing the 2015 Nuclear Energy Assembly last week, Rep. John Shimkus, chairman of the House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, said bipartisan support for a federal repository for used uranium fuel exists in the House and the Senate.
In his remarks, Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina touted nuclear energy’s clean air attributes and said the technology is a vital component of the nation’s infrastructure, identifying the management of used nuclear fuel as the top challenge confronting the industry.