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Statement from Ward Sproat on Yucca Mountain, Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

December 12, 2007 - 4:44pm

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"We are pleased with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Pre-license Application Presiding Officer Board's ruling today to uphold DOE's Licensing Support Network (LSN) certification.  This enables DOE to move forward as planned and to submit a high quality license application for the Yucca Mountain repository to the NRC by no later than June 30, 2008.  DOE has made electronically available on the NRC's LSN over 3.5 million documents, estimated to exceed 30 million pages.  Through the LSN, the public can view scientific data, geologic and engineering studies, and other detailed analyses related to DOE's license application for the nation's spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste repository to be located at Yucca Mountain."

Visit the NRC's Licensing Support Network.

Media contact(s):

Angela Hill, (202) 586-4940

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