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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dockets License Application for Yucca Mountain

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced that it has docketed the Yucca Mountain license application submitted by the Department of Energy to the Commission on June 3, 2008. The decision to docket the application is based on the NRC staff's conclusion that the application is thorough and complete enough for it to begin its formal technical review.

OCRWM Director Ward Sproat (center-right) submits the Yucca Mountain license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, June 3, 2008.


Federal Register notification of acceptance for docketing [pdf]
NRC news release
NRC's Yucca Mountain licensing activities
Accessing the license application
Publication: The National Repository at Yucca Mountain [pdf]
Fact sheet: Repository Licensing Overview
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