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Friday, March 17, 2017
NRC Extends Public Involvement Opportunities for Waste Control Specialists’ Spent Fuel Storage Application
Nuclear Regulatory Commission is providing additional opportunities for
the public to comment on Waste Control Specialists’ application for an
interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility proposed for Andrews County,
WCS is seeking to store spent fuel received from commercial nuclear power reactors across the United States. The NRC is reviewing the WCS application along two parallel tracks – one on
safety issues, the other on environmental issues. Both the safety and
environmental reviews must be completed before the NRC makes a final
licensing decision on the application.
NRC will now take comments on the scope of its Environmental Impact
Statement on the proposed facility through April 28. The staff will host
an additional public meeting April 6 at NRC headquarters so members of
the public can ask questions of NRC staff and present oral comments. The
meeting will be webcast. The meeting will be held from 7-10 p.m., in
the Commissioners’ Conference Room, One White Flint North, 11555
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Details on the webinar, including
the call in number, are being finalized. This information will be posted
on the NRCpublicmeeting schedule.
comments on the EIS scope should refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0231.
Comments will be made publicly available and should not include
identifying or personal information you do not wish to be disclosed.
Comments can be filed via the federal rulemaking website; by email toWCS_CISF_EIS@nrc.gov;
or by mail to Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop:
OWFN-12 H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC