2016-04-13 National Governors Association

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors

Governors play an important role in the nuclear cleanup effort by ensuring that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), their partner in overseeing the cleanup, adopts responsible disposal decisions that are coordinated with states. The cleanup effort, expected to continue into at least 2070, has led to several important achievements, including the closure of nearly 100 sites and a significant reduction in risks to public health and the environment. This report updates governors and states on the nuclear cleanup effort and the serious concerns that are of particular importance to states.

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2015 Update for Governors