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Monday, July 18, 2016

Consent-Based Siting Pulbic Meeting

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On Thursday, July 21st, the Department of Energy will host a public meeting in Minneapolis on designing a consent-based process to site facilities needed to manage our nation’s nuclear waste. The Department is seeking diverse viewpoints to strengthen the design of its consent-based siting process. We hope to hear from you on issues such as:

·         fairness
·         models and experience to draw from
·         the roles of communities, states, Tribal Nations, and others in consent-based siting
·         information and resources needed to achieve informed consent
·         other perspectives and values the Department should consider

Ultimately, based on your input, the Department will design a proposed process for developing a site, which will in turn serve as a framework for collaborating with potential host communities in the future.

The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis from 5:00 PM until 9:30 PM Central Daylight Time. Registration is encouraged in order to assist our logistics planning. To register, please visit this registration page. Those unable to attend in person can view the meeting online through a live webcast. For more information, please visit our website at energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.

We look forward to your participation and hope to see you in Minneapolis!

John Kotek
Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

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