The WIEB HLRWC held the summer edition of its semi-annual meetings in Crystal City, VA, on June 11, 2019. This meeting was held in conjunction with the National Transportation Stakeholder’s Forum Annual Meeting at the Westin Crystal City. This meeting was also held jointly with the Western Governors’ Association Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Transportation Advisory Group.
Agenda topics included:
- The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) perspective on the potential advantages of allowing state regulation of radioactive materials, featuring Geoffrey Fettus, senior NRDC attorney
- Western perspective on the Nuclear Energy Institute’s private spent nuclear fuel (SNF) transportation tabletop exercise held in May 2019 at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant
- Update on Yucca Mountain and recent plutonium shipments from the state of Nevada
- Preliminary consideration of the Federal Railroad Administration’s draft Safety Compliance Oversight Plan for rail transportation of SNF/high-level radioactive waste