Nuclear panel to meet Monday to discuss spent fuel transportation

September 25th Meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee Announced; Two US Department of Energy experts will discuss spent fuel transportation planning. 

Vermont Business Magazine The Federal Nuclear Waste Policy (FNWP) Committee of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will meet on Monday, September 25, 2023 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM.  As permitted by ACT 1 of the 2023 Vermont Legislature, this meeting will be conducted solely as a webcast and teleconference.  The following link may be used to join the webcast:

VT-NDCAP FNWP Committee September 2023 Meeting

Meeting ID: 219 455 202 503

Passcode: NP9acz       (code is case-sensitive)

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Note that this is NEW weblink that has not been used for any prior FNWP Committee meetings.  While this weblink will broadcast both the video and audio portions of the webcast, the meeting audio will also be available from the following new teleconference connection:

(802) 552-8456 - OR - (802) 828-7228

Phone Conference ID: 363 695 177#

Additional instructions for joining VT NDCAP webcasts are available from the following links:

At this meeting, Dr. Sara Hogan, US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy, and Dr. Steve Maheras, US DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will discuss the current planning efforts for spent nuclear fuel transportation within the continental United States.  Logistical considerations for moving spent fuel from the Vermont Yankee site will be included in this discussion. 

The September 25th FWNP Committee meeting is scheduled to run for 1 hour.  While there will be an opportunity for public questions and comments, the comment period will be limited to assure that the invited speakers have sufficient time for their presentation.  Written questions and comments for the Committee members or the meeting speakers may be submitted to VT NDCAP’s email address at [email protected]

All emails sent to the Committee become public record and may be published on the VT NDCAP website  ( or the Committee’s webpage.

Questions regarding the September 25th FNWP Committee meeting or any other VT NDCAP meeting may be directed to State Nuclear Engineer Tony Leshinskie via the contact information noted above. 

Source: 9.19.2023. Vermont Department of Public Service