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DOE's License Application for a High-Level Waste Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain

Aerial view of Yucca Mountain, looking northwest, showing the desert environment. The proposed geologic repository would be located about 300 meters (1,000 feet) below the eastern slope of the mountain.
Who: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
What: DOE license application seeking authorization to build a geologic repository
When: June 3, 2008 (application submitted)
Where: Yucca Mountain site in Nye County, Nevada (see map showing Location of Yucca Mountain)
Why: NRC will authorize construction only if DOE can demonstrate that it can safely build and operate the repository in compliance with NRC's regulations.

On June 3, 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), seeking authorization to construct a high-level waste geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. For details, see the following documents and correspondence from DOE:

Note: Portions of DOE's Yucca Mountain Geologic Repository license application were submitted with bookmarks, as well as hyperlinks to various reference documents (such as the Design Control Documents). However, those bookmarks and hyperlinks are currently inactive in the files that are publicly available through the links provided above. Nonetheless, the various reference documents may be obtained on DVD by contacting the staff of the NRC's Public Document Room.

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