NRC accepting comments on waste transport concerns

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is accepting comments on concerns regarding the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel (i.e., high level radioactive waste).

From the federal web site, here is the summary:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft NUREG/CR-7209, “A Compendium of Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response Analyses to Severe Fire Accident Scenarios.” This report summarizes studies of rail and truck transport accidents involving fires, relative to regulatory requirements for shipment of commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF).


Submit comments by March 28, 2016. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this date.


THE ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY is submitting the following set of comments:

020116 A4NR-NRC Transport Comments1


Interested parties may download the NRC’s draft report for comment here:



If you wish to visit the official site of the Federal Register for instructions on filing your own comments, you may do so here:!documentDetail;D=NRC-2015-0234-0001

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