Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act

NWPAA Member Op-Eds


Want to clean up Hanford? Finish Yucca Mountain

Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) in the East Oregonian 

“It’s time for the Department of Energy to fulfill their legal obligation to dispose of this waste to assure nothing worse happens.”

Nuclear waste of time

Reps. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) in The Augusta Chronicle

“It’s time for the people of Georgia, South Carolina and across the country see a return on our investment in the form of a permanent geologic repository that houses both high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel.”

U.S. must better manage nuclear waste storage

Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX) in the Houston Chronicle

“Unfortunately, since the Nuclear Waste Policy Act was enacted, a series of bureaucratic decisions have resulted in a broken financing mechanism that undermines the nation’s nuclear waste management program and treats ratepayers in Texas and across the nation unfairly.”

Taking responsibility for spent nuclear fuel 

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) in The Orange County Register 

“It’s time we get this spent nuclear fuel off our beaches.”

Getting the Nation’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Back on Track

Chairman Greg Walden, #SubEnergy Chair Fred Upton (R-MI), and #SubEnvironment Chair John Shimkus (R-IL) in Morning Consult 

“Thirty-five years ago, Congress designated the Yucca Mountain site as the sole location for the first repository. It’s now time for the federal government to fulfill its obligation and permanently dispose of the spent nuclear fuel sitting in our states, alongside our lakes, rivers and roadways.”

For more information on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 visit energycommerce.house.gov/nwpaa/