WASHINGTON, DC - April 28 - The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation commended nine senators who urged funding cuts last week to the Department of Energy's efforts to both resume nuclear spent fuel reprocessing in the United States and to reuse nuclear weapons-usable material in domestic and foreign power reactors pursuant to the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

The nine senators who signed the April 24 letter making the request were Russ Feingold (D-WI), Ron Wyden (D-OR), John Kerry (D-MA), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The letter asks Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Ranking Member Pete Domenici (R-NM) to cut funding for the reprocessing and reuse of commercial spent nuclear fuel.

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