NRC to hold public meeting at end of January to discuss spent fuel storage

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is holding a webinar on Jan. 31 for the public on thedraft report that will analyze the effects of storing spent fuel from nuclear power plants, including Oyster Creek Generation Station, for as long as 200 years.

“The NRC staff is seeking to engage the public regarding the Agency’s plans to develop a draft environmental impact statement for an update of the NRC’s Waste Confidence decision and rule,” a news release from the NRC said.

The NRC is holding this webinar to walk through and answer questions about the draft report “Background and Preliminary Assumptions for an Environmental Impact Statement—Long-Term Waste Confidence Update.”

The report can be found on the NRC’s public involvement web page at

http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/publicinvolvement.html.

The public comment period for this report ends February 17, 2012.

WEBINAR: Interested members of the public can participate in this webinar via registration at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/844201962.

We encourage those who are interested to register by January 25, 2012. After registering, instructions for joining the webinar (including a teleconference number and pass code) will be
provided via email.

All participants will be in “listen-only” mode during the presentation. Participants will have a chance to pose questions either orally after the presentation or in writing during the webinar.

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