For Immediate Release
June 11, 2015
Public invited to comment on Draft Supplement
Analysis on Two Proposed Shipments of Commercial Nuclear
Fuel to Idaho National Laboratory for Research and
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites the
public to read and comment on a draft supplement
analysis it has prepared for a proposal to make two
shipments of commercial nuclear fuel rods totaling 80 to
100 kilograms heavy metal (40 to 50 kilograms heavy
metal in each of the two shipments) to Idaho National
Laboratory for research and development purposes.
DOE prepared this draft supplement analysis in
accordance with 10 CFR 1021.314(c), to determine whether
an existing environmental impact statement should be
supplemented, a new environmental impact statement
should be prepared, or that no further NEPA
documentation is required for this proposed action.
The draft supplement analysis i available at the following web links: Draft Supplement Analysis on Two Proposed Shipments of
Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel to Idaho National Laboratory for Research
and Development Purposes- 3
The 30-day public comment period on the draft
supplement analysis will conclude on July 13, 2015.
Comments can be submitted by mail to Jack Depperschmidt,
NEPA Document Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho
Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls,
Idaho 83415-1222; phone 208-526-5053; or by email to
Paper copies of the document are available from Mr.
Depperschmidt on request.
A determination concerning the need for any further
NEPA analysis will follow the public comment period. No
decision has been made at this time regarding the
destination of the proposed spent nuclear fuel
shipments; that decision will be made following
completion of this NEPA process.
Editorial Date June 11, 2015
By Tim Jackson