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Consent-based siting public meeting for nuclear waste

The Department of Energy will host a public meeting on consent-based siting on June 23rd in Tempe at the Marriott Phoenix Tempe at the Buttes. The purpose of the meeting is to hear from the public and interested stakeholders on what matters to you as the Department of Energy moves forward with developing a consent-based process for siting the facilities needed to manage spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The agenda includes a presentation from the Department of Energy’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, John Kotek. Mr. Kotek will discuss the nuclear energy activities that have brought us to this point, as well as describe the Department’s vision for an integrated waste management system and the need for a consent-based approach to siting. This presentation will be followed by a panel session with several experts providing diverse perspectives on the primary issues that need to be resolved in the design and implementation of a consent-based process. Participants will then have the opportunity to comment or ask questions to the Department and the panelists.

Following this session, participants will engage in facilitated small group discussions on a variety of topics related to consent-based siting and integrated waste management. These small group discussions will provide the opportunity for frank and open conversations on key topics that will inform the design of a consent-based process. 

The agenda will also include a public comment period and two open houses with poster sessions before and after the formal meeting. The open house sessions will provide participants with an opportunity to engage in less formal discussions with the Department and other meeting attendees.

ASU’s Jennifer Richter will be one of the panelists at this event.

June 23, 2016

4pm - 10pm

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes

2000 W Westcourt Way

Tempe, AZ 85282

Free and open to the public

Agenda