NC Consortium for Consent-Based Siting
Consent-based siting is an approach to siting facilities that focuses on the needs and concerns of people and communities. Communities participate in the siting process by working carefully through a series of phases and steps with the Department (as the implementing organization). Each step and phase helps a community determine whether and how hosting a facility to manage spent nuclear fuel is aligned to the community’s goals. By its nature, a consent-based siting process must be flexible, adaptive, and responsive to community concerns. Thus, the phases and steps are intended to serve as a guide, not a prescriptive set of instructions.
Thirteen project teams will each receive about $2 million and represent diverse organizations, a makeup that DOE hopes will enable a broad spectrum of perspectives and approaches. One of the teams includes,
North Carolina State University (NC) as the lead, with the Mothers for Nuclear (CA), and the Tribal Consent Based Coalition – Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (CA) as partners.
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American Nuclear Society (ANS), Interim storage of used or spent fuel
Mothers for Nuclear (MfN), Jean Nelson Story
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), What Happens to nuclear waste in the United States?
US Department of Energy, Consent-Based Siting
US Department of Energy, History of nuclear waste management —
US Environmental Protection Agency, Who regulates waste from nuclear power plants?
US Government Accountability Office (GAO), Nuclear waste disposal
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Radioactive waste
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), What other countries are doing?
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Radioactive Waste Management
World Nuclear Association, International nuclear waste disposal concepts
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