The Safety and Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation

September 24, 2008

253 SR
The hearing will examine the safety and security challenges relating to the transportation of nuclear waste, including the potential transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the proposed Yucca Mountain repository. The hearing will review the current regulatory structure for the shipping and transport of nuclear waste, as well as any concerns regarding the impact of increased nuclear waste transportation.


Majority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable John Ensign

    United States Senator
  • The Honorable Harry Reid

    United States Senator

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Edward Sproat

    Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
    U.S. Department of Energy
  • Mr. Michael Weber

    Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Ted Willke

    Associate Administrator for Hazardous Material Safety, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Ed Pritchard

    Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance, Federal Railroad Administration
    U.S. Department of Transportation

Witness Panel 2