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NRC Proposes to Amend Part 61 Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Regulations

The NRC has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations governing the requirements for low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities, contained in 10 CFR Part 61.  The proposed rule is intended to better align requirements with current health and safety standards and would require new and revised site-specific technical analyses to ensure that the impact of all LLRW waste streams can be disposed of safely.  At the same time, the NRC has issued for public comment draft guidance for conducting the technical analyses required by the proposed rule (NUREG-2175).  Comments are due on both the proposed rule and the draft guidance by July 24, 2015.

 To access the proposed rule, click here.

 To access the draft guidance, click here.