Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NPR On "Take Title"

Yesterday at NPR, David Kestenbaum did a short report on legislation moving through Congress that would result in the U.S. government "taking title" of used nuclear fuel at the reactor sites where it is currently stored -- an initiative that NEI and its member companies oppose. Included in the piece is an interview with NEI's John Kane.

For more on the proposal from our archives, click here, here and here.

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2 comments:

distantbody said...

This legislation assumes that Yucca Mountain will never open.

It would indeed be a sad day to see such a great facility closed because of some uneducated knee-jerkers in congress pandering to their like minded constituencies.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of who the stuff belongs to, the inevitable consequence of "Take Title" is that plants will run out of space to store spent fuel.

States and cities will be reluctant to approve expansions of dry storage (not in my backyard-- sound familiar?), and the plant risks shutting down.

Then watch the blackouts-- and power bills-- go up. Not to mention greenhouse emissions from the coal and gas plants who must take up the slack.