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Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality looks into nuclear waste disposal

What will a new administration mean for the future of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository? During today's E&ETV Event Coverage of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, major stakeholders on all sides of the waste disposal debate give their take on the cost and progress of the project and comment on the future of Yucca Mountain.

Witnesses (in order): Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada; Edward Sproat, director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Department of Energy; Michael Weber, director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Robert Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA; B. John Garrick, chairman, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board; Marvin Fertel, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer, Nuclear Energy Institute; and Anne George, commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, and chair, NARUC Committee on Electricity.