NRC Seeks Comments on Proposed Spent Fuel Storage Facility in Texas

Spent nuclear fuel transport

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking comments from the public to determine what issues should be addressed in the environmental review of a proposed spent fuel nuclear fuel storage facility in Texas.

Texas company Waste Control Specialists applied last April for a 40-year license to construct and operate the facility in Andrews County in West Texas. The site would receive spent fuel from nuclear reactors for storage pending final disposal.

The NRC will conduct two reviews: an environmental review to identify potential impacts of the installation on the environment, and a safety review to determine if the application meets NRC regulatory requirements.

Written comments regarding the scope of the review may be submitted at www.regulations.gov using Docket ID NRC-2011-0148.

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