Great Problems, Great Minds: The Future of America's Nuclear Waste with United States Representative John Shimkus
Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring guest speaker John Shimkus, a Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 15th District of Illinois.
Nuclear waste has no final disposition solution in the United States, even though Yucca Mountain, the proposed site of a deep geological nuclear waste storage facility in Nevada, is the law of the land. Rep. Shimkus will discuss the prospects of developing a solution to this issue.
Among Shimkus's duties in Congress, he is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Republican Leader of its Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee. He also serves on the Health and Communications & Technology Subcommittees; the NG9-1-1, Recycling, Coal, Steel, and Baltic Caucuses; and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents.