Friday, October 19, 2007

DOE Certifies License Support Network for Yucca Mountain

Today the Department of Energy certified the public availability of documentary material relevant to the Yucca Mountain licensing process on NRC's Licensing Support Network (LSN). With its launch, DOE in accordance with NRC regulations, may submit a Yucca Mountain license application as soon as six months from now (mid April).

According to my colleagues here at the office, NEI intends to participate actively in the Yucca Mountain licensing process to represent industry interests. Accordingly, we will make all of our documents relevant to Yucca Mountain licensing available to the public within 90 days of DOE certification as required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have a link to the relevant certifying document from DOE? Thanks.

Eric McErlain said...

I've gotten hold of the actual document. I'll be posting it online at NEI sometime tomorrow.

scemenza@myway..com said...

It is beyond belief that the NEI would support the Yucca Mountain Project in any way. Terminal disposal of recyclable nuclear fuel is a completely stupid appeasement to the anti-nukes. Hopefully those with a broader perspective will realize the potential combination of energy resource and carbon emission avoidance in time to stop the licensing process. R. G. Oesterling, Certified Health Physicist (ret.)