Society News Archive

27 March 2002

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced it will hold three public meetings in Nevada in April to discuss safety and regulatory issues regarding a potential application from the Department of Energy to build and operate a high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Dates and locations are: April 8 at the Beatty Senior Center, 150 A Avenue South, Beatty; Tuesday, April 9, at the Tonopah Convention Center, 301 West Brougher Avenue, Tonopah; and Wednesday, April 10, at the Holiday Inn Prospector Inn & Casino, 1501 E. Aultman Street, Ely.

The meetings will begin with an overview of NRC's responsibilities, continue with a presentation on the NRC's regulations and preparations for evaluating a potential DOE license application, and conclude with a discussion on the NRC role with respect to the transportation of high-level waste. An opportunity for questions will be provided. In addition, members of the NRC staff will be available for informal discussions with members of the public.