COMMENTS: Western Governors disappointed that Technical Advisory Group not involved with DOE Strategic Plan

Western Governors are disappointed that the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of state nuclear waste and transportation experts was not involved with updates to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Strategic Plan for the Carlsbad Field Office and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).  The TAG, established by WGA to address issues affecting the safe and uneventful movement of waste to WIPP, would have made a valuable contribution to DOE’s consideration of future plans and activities at WIPP, asserts the letter signed by WGA Chair North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Vice Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. “The Strategic Plan makes only minimal references to the crucial role that states play in planning, organizing, and transporting waste to WIPP,” notes the outreach shared on Sept. 30, 2019. Read, download the letter.

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