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NRC Staff to Prepare Supplemental EIS for Yucca Mountain

The NRC has published notice that the staff will prepare a supplement to the DOE’s environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Yucca Mountain repository.  The DOE submitted an original EIS in 2008, which the NRC staff found did not adequately address effects on groundwater.  The DOE has since updated its groundwater impacts analysis.  Accordingly, the Commission has directed the staff to prepare a supplemental EIS, based on the DOE’s updated analysis, using remaining NWF funds.  The staff expects to complete a draft of the supplemental EIS by late summer 2015, which it will issue for public comment.

 To view the Federal Register notice, click here.