FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2021
NRC releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Interim Storage Partners’ consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel
Andrews, Texas – Interim Storage Partners received notification today from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the issuing of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for ISP’s consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) application.
The NRC’s FEIS concludes that the application submitted by ISP to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel will have no discernable negative effects on the environment or natural resources.
Following a public comment period, the NRC completed the review of the Final EIS as scheduled in the second quarter of 2021 and announced today.
We appreciate the rigorous and deliberate process of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to thoroughly investigate the environmental soundness of our license application.
Today’s announcement by the NRC issuing its Final Environmental Impact Statement for Interim Storage Partners’ license application is another indication of our application’s quality and thoroughness.
In addition to the FEIS, the NRC staff is also concluding an analysis and review of the technical safety aspects of the ISP application.
The NRC FEIS document can be found at: https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/main.jsp?AccessionNumber=ML21209A955
About Interim Storage Partners
Interim Storage Partners (ISP) is a joint venture combining the strengths of Orano’s decades of expertise in used nuclear fuel packaging, storage and transportation with WCS’ experience operating a unique facility serving both the commercial nuclear industry and the U.S. Department of Energy. Through a teaming agreement with NAC International, another leading U.S. provider of used nuclear fuel storage and transport, the ISP facility will use the same technology already storing more than 55 percent of the used nuclear fuel housed onsite at individual U.S. reactor sites.