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Public Comment re Price-Anderson Act

Comments for modification of the Price-Anderson Act Notice of Inquiry(NOI) by the Board of Mineral County Commissioners. The provisions covered by the current Act should, at the very least, be maintained. We are concerned that if the DOE Price-Anderson indemnification is not continued, we will not have the proper protection should a severe accident occur when spent nuclear fuel is transported through our community on its way to Yucca Mountain. The maintaining of the DOE PriceAnderson indemnification becomes even more important with the privatization of the OC RWM transportation program. DOE cannot expect private contractors, and in particular carriers, to be able to afford adequate coverage from a private insurer.