On January 27, 2017, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on Private Initiatives to Develop Consolidated Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities.

ANA opposes private off-site consolidated SNF storage facilities, which would be dangerous because of the additional handling and transportation required, unnecessary because waste can and will remain at the existing locations for decades, and expensive because they would substantially add unneeded costs to what will be an expensive repository program. Further, such private off-site facilities are not allowed by current federal laws.

Read the full submission from ANA.