DOE to discuss consent-based nuclear waste storage sites

The Department of Energy (DOE) will discuss its implementation of a consent-based siting process for spent nuclear fuel storage and disposal during a meeting scheduled July 21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of an integrated waste management system.

DOE is hosting a series of public meetings to discuss a consent-based approach to addressing nuclear waste. This is an outgrowth of the work of a blue ribbon commission on spent nuclear waste that included now Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz among other officials.

The Minneapolis meeting will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. CDT at Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

To register for this meeting and to review the agenda for the meeting, please go to

Requests for further information should be sent to consentbasedsiting@ or to Michael Reim at 202–586–2981.

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