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Web Date: January 29, 2010

Radioactive Waste Commission Selected

Nuclear Energy: Blue Ribbon panel given 18-months to set fate of radioactive waste
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: nuclear energy, radioactive waste

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has selected a 15-member panel that will determine the future of nuclear waste. The need for a waste commission has been discussed for nearly a year—ever since President Barack Obama formally announced the death of Yucca Mountain, the intended repository for U.S. high-level civilian and military radioactive waste.

The commission's members, which Chu announced on Jan. 29, are all nuclear advocates and include a mix of nuclear weapons nonproliferation experts, academics, . . .

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