This EIS evaluates the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts associated with the proposed development, operation, and long-term management of a disposal facility or facilities for Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste and GTCC-like waste. The Environmental Protection Agency is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this EIS.
The EIS evaluation includes potential impacts from employing various disposal methods (geologic repository, intermediate depth borehole, enhanced near surface trench, and above grade vault) at six federal sites and generic commercial locations. The EIS also evaluates the long-term safety and stability of the conceptual disposal facilities after waste has been emplaced and the facility permanently closed.
For more information about disposal of GTCC and GTCC-Like Waste, see: EA-2082: Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste at Waste Control Specialists, Andrews County, Texas at: www.energy.gov/node/3746943.