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Nuclear Power

NEI's Steve Kraft outlines industry priorities on Yucca, fuel recycling

As Energy Department officials make a major push for the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), a proposal to recycle spent nuclear fuel, many members of Congress and energy industry executives are wondering what GNEP could mean for the troubled Yucca Mountain waste storage facility. During today's OnPoint, Steve Kraft, senior director of used fuel management at the Nuclear Energy Institute, explains the industry's feelings about fuel reprocessing. Plus, he talks about the need for Yucca Mountain legislation, temporary storage at Yucca and how GNEP could affect nuclear proliferation concerns.