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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 01, 2012
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NEI Commends Sen. Bingaman for Leadership in Tackling Used Fuel Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) today introduced legislation (S. 3469) in support of key recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, presented to President Obama in January. The Nuclear Energy Institute’s Alex Flint, senior vice president for governmental affairs, made the following remarks in reaction to the legislation.

“Senator Bingaman is to be commended for giving serious consideration to the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission and the nation’s need to seriously address the issue of safely managing used nuclear fuel. We look forward to reviewing his proposal and to testifying in that regard at the appropriate time.”