United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Schedule for Constructing a Proposed High-Level Waste Repository

Four major steps—site characterization, site approval, licensing review, and construction—would have to be completed before operation of a proposed high-level waste repository could begin. These four steps would span more than 20 years as illustrated in the draft schedule diagram.

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