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Evaluation of a Spent Fuel Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Electric Power Research Institute
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In June 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted a license application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the construction of a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The license application was accepted for formal NRC review in September 2008. Throughout the more than 20-year history of the Yucca Mountain project, EPRI has performed independent assessments of key technical and scientific issues to facilitate an understanding of overall repository performance. This report presents background on the overall project and detailed information on EPRI's Yucca Mountain-related activities during calendar year 2008.