Public Comment Period on the Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Evaluation for Vitrified Low-Activity Waste
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a 120-day public comment period on its Draft Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Evaluation for Vitrified Low-Activity Waste (VLAW). The Draft WIR Evaluation analyzes whether the VLAW meets waste management criteria, is incidental to the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, and may be managed (disposed of at the Hanford Site) as low-level radioactive waste in the future as has always been envisioned.
The comment period is from May 26 to Sept. 26, 2020. A public webinar meeting will be held on June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. PT. To participate via GoToWebinar, please follow the instructions below:
Visual (presentation only):
Click the GoToWebinar link:
1. Dial +1 509-372-3087 (local) or +1 800-664-0771 (long distance)
2. Enter Conference ID: 1333#
DOE won’t be collecting comments at the public meeting. All comments should be submitted electronically by Sept. 26 to VLAWDraftWIR@rl.gov (preferred), or via mail to:
U.S. Department Energy
Attn: Jennifer Colborn
P.O. Box 450, MSIN H6-60
Richland, WA 99354
More information, including the Draft WIR Evaluation, its supporting technical document, Performance Assessment for the Integrated Disposal Facility, Hanford Site, Washington, and a summary fact sheet is available electronically on the Hanford website.
Questions? Please email VLAWDraftWIR@rl.gov.
To request disability accommodation, please contact Jennifer Colborn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-376-5840 at least 10 working days prior to the event. DOE makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.
DOE HQ VLAW WIR
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