The Nuclear Waste Fund collects $750 million in fee revenues each year from utility companies. The Fund currently has an unspent balance of $25 million. Estimated costs to build on-site dry cask storage units to safely store spent fuel rods is $3.5 to $7 billion over the next 10 years.
“In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail.”
Add your voice and support to the effort to secure funding from the federal government to build dry cask storage units, instead of storing spent fuel rods in open pools. Plus, ensure the safe transfer of spent nuclear rods from wet pools to dry cask storage. These funds already exist in the Nuclear Waste Fund.
Our goal is to petition Congress to enact legislation to release these funds NOW for the purpose of onsite spent fuel rod storage in dry cask storage.
With the shutdown of Yucca Mountain, the U.S. government admits that it would take decades to build any new federal nuclear waste storage facility. Meanwhile, our communities are turning into long-term nuclear waste dumps. We must ACT NOW to ensure the safety of our communities.
Please add your name and community to the Coalition of Nuclear Communities. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add your community name and contact information to our efforts to get this important legislation passed.
Then, please send out a press release announcing your community’s involvement in the Coalition of Nuclear Communities so we can spread the word of our goals for safer communities.
Please write or call your Congressman and Senators requesting their help in amending the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 so funds
may be used to build onsite dry cask storage and the safe transfer of ALL spent fuel rods older than 5 years into dry cask storage.
Find your Congressman and Senators contact information
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