What We Do

The High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee is composed of nuclear waste transportation experts appointed by the Governors of eleven Western States. The Committee works with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a safe and publicly acceptable system for transporting spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The HLW Committee’s primary management directives come from a series of Western Governors’ Resolutions dating back to 1985, which express the Governors’ goal of “safe and uneventful transport of nuclear waste.”

Additionally, the HLW Committee has joined with other State Regional Groups to develop a set of Principles of Agreement on the expectations states have regarding preparations for NWPA shipments.