Volume 84 Issue 39 | pp. 81-84
Issue Date: September 25, 2006

To A Nuclear Future

Congress members back nuclear power but find little agreement on federal aid to spur development
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability

House and senate appropriations subcommittees in separate hearings on Sept. 13 and 14 wrestled with what should be the federal government's role in supporting nuclear energy development in the U.S. and the world. The discussion centered on the Bush Administration's proposed $250 million Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), but the debate quickly spilled over to interim nuclear waste storage, the long-stalled Yucca Mountain waste repository in Nevada, the Department of Energy's skill in administering . . .

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