Eugene A. Rosa

Articles by Eugene A. Rosa

7 June 2012

Improving public and stakeholder engagement in nuclear waste management

Thomas WeblerSeth P. TulerEugene A. Rosa

In 2010, soon after determining that Yucca Mountain should no longer be developed as the United States' nuclear waste repository, the Obama administration chartered a commission to develop a strategy for managing the country's spent nuclear fuel and military high-level radioactive waste. On January 26, 2012, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC) submitted its final report to the US Energy Secretary.

31 January 2012

America's nuclear future: Does the public have a fair say in it?

Seth P. TulerEugene A. RosaThomas Webler

For the past two years the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC) has worked to develop a strategy "for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle." The commission's final report was released on January 26. It is too early to assess the policy outcomes of the BRC's effort, but we can take stock now of how effectively it provided opportunities for stakeholder and public engagement.