Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus

The Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions (SNFS) Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who are committed to driving progress on the safe storage, transportation, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel across the country.

There are approximately 80 locations in 34 states across the country where spent nuclear fuel is stored after it is removed from a commercial nuclear reactor. Additionally, 25 of these sites are co-located with nuclear power plants that are no longer in use, some of which have even been completely dismantled.

The current system of spent nuclear fuel storage is not sustainable, particularly for sites that no longer have operating reactors and could be redeveloped for other beneficial uses. It is also a violation of the promise, codified decades ago, that the federal government would take title to the waste in return for ratepayers' contributions to the Nuclear Waste Fund.

The Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Caucus seeks to address the challenges associated with stranded commercial spent fuel across the country. It is a forum for Members who care about solving all commercial spent fuel issues, where Members can come together to make progress regardless of whether or not they have a preferred solution.

In order to inform Member discussion, the caucus invites guests - from government, academia, and more – to share their perspective on solving spent fuel challenges. It also serves as a vehicle through which Members can gather related information from the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other agencies.

This page will be updated regularly with information on the SNFS Caucus's work, so please check back here soon!


SNFS Caucus Co-Chairs

Congressman Mike Levin

Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03)