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Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for global health and prosperity. Nuclear’s role in deep decarbonization is clearer than ever, especially as the world begins to understand the scale of power demand growth powered by electrification and the use of artificial intelligence.

We don’t want to see nuclear’s potential to meet that demand stymied by inaction on one thorny question that continues to vex both industry and the government: “What about the waste?”

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