GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration – including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based siting process and restructuring the Nuclear Waste Fund – and recommends that the Department of Energy finalise its consent-based siting process.

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