Former NRC head Curtiss discusses future of Yucca, expansion of nuclear in U.S.
With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) staunchly opposing the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project, and funding for Yucca being dramatically cut, is there hope for this project? What impact does the future of Yucca have on the expansion of nuclear energy in the United States? During today's OnPoint, James Curtiss, chair of the energy practice at Winston & Strawn and a former commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, previews the year ahead for nuclear and Yucca Mountain. He discusses the challenges facing the nuclear industry in convincing Wall Street to invest in new projects and explains why international support for nuclear is rapidly increasing.