Today you can object to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC)
inadequate plan for radioactive waste storage.
Comment through regulations.gov
on Docket #NRC-2012-0246-0456;
a link to the comment form.
NRC’s web page on
The public comment period on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic
Environmental Impact Statement and proposed rule ends on Friday,
December 20, 2013.
No safe, permanent solution has yet been found anywhere in the
world—and may never be found—for the nuclear waste
problem. In the U.S., the only identified and flawed high-level
radioactive waste deep repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada has
been canceled. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an end to the production
of nuclear waste and for securing the existing reactor waste in
hardened on-site storage.
Facebook event with more information.
The NRC, by court order, has been required to gather public input
regarding a Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) regarding
the storage of nuclear waste that is grossly inadequate and leaves
over 150 million Americans who live within 50 miles of a nuclear
power plant at risk.
The NRC has declared that it would only be a SMALL risk to the
environment and communities near nuclear power plants to store
nuclear waste on-site for 60 years, 160 years or even INDEFINITELY
if no permanent repository is established….
And NRC’s oversight committee is the
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Energy and Commerce Committee,
which just held a hearing 12 December 2013 on
Oversight of NRC Management and the Need for Legislative Reform.