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January 14, 2009
October 2008

ANS Position Statement No. 11.   Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste.  Draft Position.

ANS Position Statement No. 11.   Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste.  Background Information.

September 2008 The Regional LLRW Compacts -- Can They Still Be a Vehicle for RadWaste Management?   Second Annual RadWaste Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
August 12, 2008 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issues a draft license to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) for LLRW disposal.
July 2008 ANS Position Statement No. 11.   Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste. Draft
June 2008 Final Report of the California State Auditor on LLRW
May/June, 2008 Plans of Studsvik and Waste Control Specialists for storing Class B and C wastes at facilities in Texas.  Radwaste Solutions.
May 29, 2008

NRC Updates Guidance To Licensees For Extended Storage Of Low-Level Radioactive Waste

May 9, 2008

Considerations for Extended Interim Storage of
Low-level Radioactive Waste by Fuel Cycle and Materials Licensees
NRC.  RIS 2008-12

March 15, 2008 Cal Rad Letter to ACNW&M on NRC staff's Strategic Assessment
on LLW Program
February 26, 2008

Assuring Access to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities for Non-DOE Users of Radioactive Materials: Solutions 'Outside the Box'
WM2008 Conference, February 24-28, 2008, Phoenix, AZ

February 26, 2008

Results of a Strategic Assessment of NRC's Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Program.  NRC
WM2008 Conference, February 24-28, 2008, Phoenix, AZ

January 14, 2008 Letter from Cal Rad to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Disposal of Class B and C Waste. The letter asks the Commission to recommend to its Congressional oversight committees two Dept. of Energy options, one near-term and one long-term, for the disposal of non-DOE Class B and Class C low-level radioactive waste.
October 18, 2007 Press Release.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its transition plan for assuming regulatory authority over certain radioactive materials.
October 17, 2007

SECY-07-0180.  NRC Strategic Assessment of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program

October 1, 2007 Press Release.  NRC's Final Rule on Expanded Definition of Radioactive Byproduct Material.
September 21, 2007 Cal Rad Forum's response to the request for comments on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste.  Our comments address the scope of the EIS and ask the DOE to include disposal of Waste Classes B and C in the disposal facility the department is to build for GTCC waste.
August 20, 2007 Letter from NRC staff concerning compatibility of AB 2214 (Keeley, 2002) with 10 CFR 61.
July 31, 2007 Correction to DOE Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for Disposal of Greater-than-Class C LLW.
July 23, 2007 DOE Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for Disposal of Greater-than-Class C LLW.
July 12, 2007 Cal Rad Forum's comments to the California Energy Commission on low-level waste disposal issues in Nuclear Power in California - 2007 Status Report .
June 11, 2007 NRC's Response to Cal Rad Forum's Letter of April 3, 2007 Concerning Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste and Need for Congress to Amend the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act. 
June 2007 Nuclear Power in California - 2007 Status Report .  Prepared for the California Energy Commission by MRW & Associates.
May/June, 2007 Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal.  Are We Having a Crisis Yet? Courtesy Radwaste Solutions.
May/June, 2007 Editorial.  I remember LLRW Disposal.  Courtesy Radwaste Solutions.
May 31, 2007 Cal Rad letter to the Conference Committee on the Budget expressing opposition to the proposal to move the State's radiation regulatory program to CalEPA from the Department of Health Services in the Health and Human Services Agency.
May 14, 2007 NRC's announcement of the approval of its final rule on an expanded definition of byproduct material pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
April 3, 2007 Cal Rad Letter to NRC Commissioners on need for Congressional action to assure access to disposal facilities for low-level radioactive waste.
March 21, 2007 GAO-07-221.  Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management: Approaches Used by Foreign Countries May Provide Useful Lessons for Managing U.S. Radioactive Waste.  Highlights.
March 19, 2007 Letter from Chairman of the Atlantic Compact Commission to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford opposing proposal to keep the Barnwell LLRW disposal facility open to the nation after June 30, 2008
March 16, 2007 Press Release.  Governor Jon Huntsman announced that EnergySolutions will withdraw its application for a super cell as part of an overall agreement between the waste disposal company and Utah.  Agreement.
January, 2007 NUREG-1853.  History & Framework of Commercial Low-level Radioactive Waste Management in the United States.  Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste.  White Paper.
August 31, 2006 Response of CalRad Forum to the NRC's "Request for Comments on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Low Level Radioactive Waste Program." Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 130 / July 7, 2006.
July 31, 2006 Schedule for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Waste
June 29, 2006 Paper presented at EPRI.   "The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act: Twenty-Six Years and Counting. How Can Access to Safe Disposal Facilities Be Assured?"  Alan Pasternak
June 15, 2006 GAO presentation.  Lessons Learned from International Low-Level Waste Disposal Experiences - Progress Report
February 26, 2006 Paper given at the Waste Management 06 Conference.  "Innovations Past and Future"  Richard Hodes Award Lecture. Alan Pasternak
January 18, 2006 Cal Rad comments on LLW Forum's :Discussion of issues
November 15, 2005 Cal Rad letter to Senator Pete Domenici on LLRW disposal issue
October 6, 2005 The Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act Needs Amendment.  Alan Pasternak.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Agreement States
December, 2004 Cal Rad Forum's Alan Pasternak.  Time is Running Out for a Permanent LLW Solution. This article appeared in the December 2004 issue of Nuclear News
November, 2004 Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste.  American Nuclear Society Position Statement No. 11
September, 2004

A National Solution for a National Problem.  Al Pasternak.

September 30, 2004 Assuring Safe Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste: Status, Problems and Proposed Solutions. Testimony Before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee.  Al Pasternak

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