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NRC Extends Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule and Environmental Study on Extended Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

The NRC is extending the deadline for public comments on a proposed rule and supporting environmental study on the effects of extended storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed operating life of commercial reactors to December 20. The NRC has also rescheduled the five public meetings on extended storage that were postponed due to the government shutdown and will hold an additional teleconference to receive public input on December 9.

The proposed rule was issued for public comment on September 13, 2013, with an original comment date of November 27, 2013.

For more information regarding the Public Meeting Schedule, click here.

To access the NRC News Release related to this extension , click here