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Additional Public Comment Sought on 'Low-Activity' Radioactive Waste Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Release Date: 03/10/2004
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John Millett, 202-564-7842 /

(03/10/04) EPA is extending the public comment period for the “Low Activity” Radioactive Waste Management Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) by 60 days to May 17. On November 18, 2003, EPA published the ANPR in the Federal Register to seek public comment on a range of possible approaches for the safe disposal of "low-activity" radioactive waste. The “low activity” radioactive waste ANPR is an effort to begin public dialogue on the wide-range of issues surrounding the effective management of radioactive waste. The ANPR introduces the concept of "low-activity" radioactive waste and explores equivalent or superior management and disposal approaches. The 60-day extension of the comment period will allow further public input on the important questions framed by the “low activity” waste ANPR. For more information, visit: .