Nuclear, Waste Management & Decommissioning

Survey: Most want US gov’t to develop spent nuclear fuel repository

A majority of respondents in the U.S. say that an independent federal authority accountable to a board of directors would do a better job than a federal agency in managing a nuclear waste storage facility, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. The report was conducted by Bisconti Research Inc. with Quest Global Research.

In the latest survey, 57 percent of Americans said they believe that an independent federal authority with the board would better manage a waste storage facility. A majority of the respondents, 87 percent, also say that the federal government should develop a final spent nuclear fuel repository “as long as the facility meets U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.

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