The Honorable George W. Bush
President, United States of America
The White House
Washington, D.C 20515
Dear Mr. President:
I am writing in support of continuing the terms of several members of the United States Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, a board that has been conducting scientific and technical oversight of the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain project. As you may know, the Board has been instrumental in ensuring that the science conducted is supportable and technically sound, and several members; including the Chairman, have terms that are expiring in April, 2002.
Given that the Yucca Mountain project may be achieving certain technical and scientific milestones in the very near future, it is critical these members be retained so their knowledge and experience can be relied upon for independent and unbiased review of the project. Drs. Jared Cohen, John Arendt, Jeff Wong, Alberto Sagüés, and Don Runnell have been with the board for a number of years and their experience will be very valuable as decisions regarding the Yucca Mountain project grow near.
I appreciate your consideration in re-appointing these scientists to this most important effort.