United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

High-Level Waste Disposal Oversight

Currently, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not have active safety oversight responsibilities at the potential Yucca Mountain repository site. When the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, discontinued site activities and closed its Yucca Mountain Project Office, the NRC closed its Las Vegas On-Site Representatives Office. For a description of the NRC’s role in Yucca Mountain licensing, see Licensing Activities.

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