Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee
Organized in 1989, CSG's Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee brings the Midwestern states together to identify, prioritize and work with the U.S. Department of Energy to resolve regional issues related to the department's transport of radioactive waste and materials, including spent nuclear fuel.
The committee originally focused on the future shipments planned by the DOE's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. Since 1998, however, the committee has also worked with the DOE's Environmental Management program to address shipments of waste resulting from the cleanup of former defense plants. Committee members from states on the shipping routes have worked with the DOE to plan several shipping campaigns involving transuranic waste and spent nuclear fuel traveling through the Midwest.
The committee comprises representatives of the executive and legislative branches of government in the 12 Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The committee is the primary forum through which the Midwestern states have been and will continue to be involved in planning and preparing for DOE’s shipments. State legislators on the committee are appointed by the chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference.
- Committee correspondence »