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EIS-0046: Record of Decision

Program of Research and Development for Management and Disposal of Commercially Generated Radioactive Wastes

DOE has decided to: (1) adopt a strategy to develop mined geologic repositories for disposal of commercially-generated high-level and transuranic radioactive wastes (while continuing to examine subseabed and very deep hole disposal as potential backup technologies) and (2) conduct a research and development program to develop repositories and the necessary technology to ensure the safe long-term containment and isolation of these wastes.