“Potential Roles for Local Governments in America's Nuclear Future”

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“Potential Roles for Local Governments in America's Nuclear Future”

“Potential Roles for Local Governmentsin America’s Nuclear Future”Presentation before theSubcommittee onReactor and Fuel Cycle TechnologyBlue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear FutureAugust 31, 2010


Local Governments Have aCritical Role• Ensure environmental health and safety oftheir communities.• Provide outreach and education onnuclear issues impacting the community.• Act as a liaison between the site and localcommunity.– Perceived risk vs. technical risk


Local Governments Have aCritical Role• Advocate for local concerns and priorities.• Ensure economic opportunities exist forthe community.– Nuclear Workforce Initiatives• Advocate, as appropriate, for the site andproject.


Key Safety, Environmental and• Waste Handling• Security• Transportation• Assured fundingSecurity Concerns• Absence of a permanent waste dispositionplanCommunication is key


Energy Communities AllianceKara ColtonSenior Program Director1101 Connecticut Ave, NWSuite 1000Washington, DC 20036-4374(202) 828-2317kara.colton@energyca.org

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