Great Problems, Great Minds: The Future of America’s Nuclear Waste with Rep. John Shimkus

Join the Department of Social Sciences for this Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series event featuring U.S. House Rep. John Shimkus on Tuesday, October 20 from 12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m.

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.

Shimkus represents Illinois’ 15th congressional House district. 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.

The event will take place on Google meet at this link.

The Great Problems, Great Minds seminar series explores the major problems facing humanity as we move into the heart of the 21st century. To see the full schedule and videos from previous events, visit the seminar series page.