Sixty-five Organizations Oppose Consolidated Interim Storage for Nuclear Waste

November 23, 2020

Letter from sixty-five organizations opposing appropriations policy riders that would push the use of consolidated interim storage (CIS) for nuclear waste. Advancing CIS in an appropriations bill solves none of the long-standing problems with nuclear waste policy and will have lasting, problematic consequences for our nuclear waste program and likely derail any chance for the meaningful reforms and efforts to find an ultimate solution for nuclear waste. Instead of pressing forward with more plans sure to invite rancor, Congress must create a transparent, equitable process incorporating strong public health standards that are insulated from efforts to weaken those same standards when expedient to license a facility.