United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Very Low-Level Waste Scoping Study

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

The purpose of the VLLW Scoping Study is to identify possible options to improve and strengthen the regulatory framework for the disposal of VLLW, including the potentially large volumes of VLLW associated with a radiological event. As part of the scoping study, the NRC has also been evaluating regulatory options that would define the conditions under which low activity waste, including mixed waste, could be disposed of in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C hazardous waste facilities. The NRC issued a Federal Register Notice in February 2018 (83 FR 6619) and conducted a public meeting in February 2018 to gather stakeholder comments. The purpose of this ePoster is to share with the public the current status of the VLLW Scoping Study.

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