The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rulemaking to address “Waste Confidence” issues now is in the public comment phase. In addition to the written comments that any member of the public may file by the Dec. 20 extended deadline, the NRC is holding 12 public meetings throughout the country to obtain additional input from the public. Those comments will become part of the rulemaking record.
Waste confidence is a regulatory set of findings and an associated regulation that encompass used nuclear fuel disposal and storage; it eliminates uncertainty with regard to the management of used nuclear fuel once a power plant ceases operations.
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Ellen Ginsberg, NEI's vice president and general counsel, gives an industry perspective on the NRC's waste confidence rulemaking.
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