Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a private, hybrid roundtable on nuclear waste policy. This conversation will take place on Tuesday, September 13, from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT.

Nuclear power will have a significant role to play in the continued decarbonization of the US economy. Both conventional and advanced reactors can provide carbon-free power and allow the United States to securely reach its emissions reduction targets.

However, their political and environmental success will depend on durable nuclear waste solutions. In addition, waste storage will become even more critical as the United States looks to reestablish its global leadership in nuclear energy through civil nuclear cooperation and confronts takeback and long-term storage requirements. The backend of the fuel cycle will be central to the future of the US nuclear energy sector.

You may attend this conversation either in person or virtually. Please register to receive details about attending. Virtual attendees will receive a Zoom link via email after registering. Please contact Ameya Hadap ( if you have any questions.


Pre-recorded opening remarks by

The Hon. Mike Levin (D-CA-49)
US House of Representatives

A conversation with

Erica Bickford
Acting Director, Office of Integrated Waste Management
US Department of Energy

Nicholas DiNunzio
Senior Advisor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rodney McCullum
Senior Director of Decommissioning and Used Fuel
Nuclear Energy Institute

Katrina McMurrian
Executive Director
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition

Jay Silberg
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Moderated by

Ameya Hadap
Program Assistant
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

The Global Energy Center develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions.