The Government Accountability Office released a report September 14 advising the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a mechanism to ensure easy access to classified studies on the safety and security of spent fuel. The report, Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges, concludes that a temporary storage facility or permanent repository could be decades away, and that storing spent fuel on-site at commercial utilities could result in the release of harmful radiation. Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Joe Barton (R-TX) asked the agency to examine the key benefits and challenges of moving spent nuclear fuel out of wet storage away from commercial nuclear reactors.
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