NRC will complete Yucca Mountain environmental review

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The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said during a conference that the commission would complete the environmental review of a spent nuclear fuel repository in Nevada.
 
Chairman Stephen Burns said the NRC will complete the review of Yucca Mountain because the project applicant, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has said that it would not do it, according to Greenwire. NRC will reportedly use funds left from the carryover for high-level waste to pay for the environmental impact statement (EIS).
 
NRC published five volumes of the safety evaluation in which commissioners concluded that the site could be built and operated safely, but not until the EIS was completed and DOE obtained land and water rights. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz has said Yucca Mountain is not a “workable solution,” and Nevada Senator Harry Reid has vehemently been against the project.

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