Time Frame Too Short For New Study on Potential Rail Route To Yucca Mountain

Date: October 21, 2006

Source: News Room

The Energy Department opened a 45-day public comment period on Oct. 13 for a new environmental study on a potential rail route that would take loads of nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Bob Loux, executive director of Nevada's Agency for Nuclear Projects, wants the department to extend the comment period to at least 90 days and to have detailed maps ready to show the public on the new route. He wants public meetings in Salt Lake City, Sacramento and other cities through which the waste may be transported.

For more information, visit the Department of Energy at: www.energy.gov or,
visit the State of Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects at: www.state.nv.us/nucwaste/.

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