DOE Announces Public Meetings for Consent-Based Siting of Used Nuclear Fuel and Waste

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a series of public meetings to receive input on designing a fair and effective process for the siting of facilities to manage spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive wastes.

These eight public meetings are part of the Department’s effort to seek input from the public on designing a fair and effective process for siting the facilities needed to manage the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

The Department has also issued an Invitation for Public Comment in the Federal Register seeking input on these same questions. The input provided through the Invitation for Public Comment or the eight public meetings will inform the design of consent-based siting process, which will in turn serve as a framework for engaging with potential host communities in the future. Ultimately, the Department aims to work collaboratively with the public and interested communities to begin identifying potential partners in managing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste.

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Date Posted: 4/25/2016