Letter to House and Senate Appropriators

Excerpt from the letter:

Dear Chairmen Inouye and Obey and Ranking Members Cochran and Lewis,

The members of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC), are writing to express our concern over the role of the federal government in taking responsibility for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste and to draw your attention to an October 23, 2009, draft Program Decision Memorandum directive from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chief Financial Officer that, “all (Yucca Mountain) license defense activities will be terminated in December 2009.”

This statement of intent goes completely against the expectations set forth by your Committees throughout the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 appropriations process. The joint managers explanatory statement in the House Report 111-278 of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, specially states that, “the language and allocations set forth in House Report 111-203 and Senate Report 111-45 should be complied with unless specifically addressed to the contrary in the conference report and statement of managers.”

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