Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA professor of Public Policy and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was part of a Blue Ribbon Commission that recently released its final report on “America’s Nuclear Future.”
The commission, co-chaired by former U.S. Congressman Lee H. Hamilton and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, was tasked by Energy Secretary Steven Chu with devising a new strategy for managing the nation’s sizable and growing inventory of nuclear waste.
Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and an expert in national security, and other Commission members began their work, meeting numerous times, in March, 2010. The Commission and its subcommittees gathered testimony from experts and stakeholders and visited nuclear waste management facilities in the U.S. and abroad. The report includes comprehensive recommendations for creating a safe, long-term solution for managing and disposing of America’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.
The Commission’s full report is available at: www.brc.gov