United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction Permit for the SHINE Medical Radioisotope Production Facility — Final Report (NUREG-2183)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2015
Date Published: October 2015

Prepared by:
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

The U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared this environmental impact statement (EIS) in response to an application submitted by SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), for a construction permit for the SHINE medical radioisotope production facility. The EIS includes the analysis that evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposed action and considers the following three alternatives to the proposed action: (1) the no-action alternative (i.e., the construction permit is denied), (2) two alternative sites, and (3) one alternative technology.

After weighing the environmental, economic, technical, and other benefits against environmental and other costs, and considering reasonable alternatives, the NRC staff recommends, unless safety issues mandate otherwise, the issuance of the construction permit to SHINE. The NRC staff based its recommendation on the following factors:

The NRC staff based its recommendation on the following factors:

  • SHINE's Environmental Report;
  • the NRC staff's consultation with Federal, State, and local agencies;
  • the NRC staff's independent environmental review; and
  • the NRC staff's consideration of public comments received.
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