ExchangeMonitor Announces New Webinar: Showdown: Yucca Mountain

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ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums’ webinar will gather decision makers and waste-handling experts from the nuclear industry and affected communities to discuss the controversial Yucca Mountain site: the proposed final resting place for U.S. nuclear waste.

ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums is excited to announce its first webinar, Showdown: Yucca Mountain. Set for November 15 at 2 p.m. ET, this webinar will discuss the ongoing Yucca Mountain debate, and the consequences for the nuclear industry and local communities if Congress allows the Department of Energy to resume its march toward opening the proposed waste repository.

This was supposed to be the year of Yucca Mountain: a White House that supports building the repository, a Congress without Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to block funding for the facility, and mounting public pressure to finally dispose of tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste.

Instead, pro-Yucca forces find themselves facing off, once again, against the old bulwark of anti-Yucca Nevadans — whose tune hasn’t changed, even if their leader has. Attend this webinar to find out what will happen if Congress allows the Department of Energy to resume its drive to open Yucca, what will happen if Congress does not, and what you can do in either case.

The panel of experts include:

  • Edward “Ward” Sproad, Former Director of DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
  • Steve Nesbit, Director, Nuclear Policy and Support, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Dan Schinhofen, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners, Nye County

"Disposal of spent nuclear fuel is a political and legal saga in the United States,” said Dan Leone, Yucca Mountain reporter for ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums. “We follow every twist and turn of the story in our newsroom so you don’t have to. This webinar is a natural extension of those efforts, only in this case, you can join us in real-time and question the experts yourself.”

Don’t miss out on this webinar – register today. For questions, please contact ExchangeMonitor at clientservices(at)accessintel(dot)com or call 1-888-707-5814.

About ExchangeMonitor, a division of Access Intelligence, LLC
ExchangeMonitor Publications & Forums publishes professional newsletters and creates, manages and sponsors forums, colloquiums and workshops to facilitate an exchange of views and information on critical programs and policies. Areas of focus include: the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management and the cleanup of the nuclear legacy of the Manhattan Project and the Cold War; the National Nuclear Security Administration and the current U.S. nuclear weapons complex; and the commercial radioactive waste industry.

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