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It’s not too late to get your letters in: “through July 21, 2014. DOE will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date. Comments submitted after that date will be considered to the extent practicable” (US Fed. Reg.). Please direct comments to firstname.lastname@example.org If you see this after the 21st, writing may still help influence the Environmental Impact Statement. Get your letters in! Below is a letter sent to Drew Grainger by a member of the Savannah River Site, Citizens Advisory Board.
“The Savannah River Site (SRS) – Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) is a part of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EMSSAB), a stakeholder board that provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management and designees with advice, information, and recommendations on issues affecting the EM program at various sites. Among those issues are clean-up standards and environmental restoration; waste management and disposition; stabilization and disposition of non-stockpile nuclear materials; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship; risk assessment and management; and clean-up science and technology activities“. http://cab.srs.gov/srs-cab.html
Dr. Parson letter, emphasis added by us,
Original may be found here in pdf format: http://www.srswatch.org/uploads/2/7/5/8/27584045/marolyn_parson_public_comment_july_18_2014.pdf
“Dr. Parson retired in 2007 from the National Association of Home Builders, where she served as the Director of Environmental Policy. Her career as an environmental scientist included environmental research and university teaching. Since retiring, she has earned two “green” building certifications. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Education, and a Doctorate in Biology. Dr. Parson resides in Bluffton, South Carolina. She serves as the chair of the SRS Citizens Advisory Board“. http://cab.srs.gov/board.html
CAB Meets Soon: http://www.srswatch.org/uploads/2/7/5/8/27584045/draft_july__2014_agenda_x.pdf
“through July 21, 2014. DOE will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date. Comments submitted after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Please direct written comments on the scope of the German HEU Fuel EA to Mr. Andrew Grainger, NEPA Compliance Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box B, Aiken, South Carolina 29802. Comments on the scope of the German HEU Fuel EA may also be submitted by email to email@example.com. DOE will give equal weight to written comments and oral comments received at the public scoping meeting. Requests to be placed on the German HEU Fuel EA mailing list should be directed to Mr. Grainger at the postal or email addresses above.” Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 4, 2014 / Notices 32256, 32257
According to Georgia WAND:
“The ‘no action’ alternative of leaving the spent fuel in Germany is the best option for both environmental and community health.
Submit comments by July 21 to Andrew Grainger at firstname.lastname@example.org”
http://gawand.org/2014/06/27/say-no-to-german-nuclear-waste-at-savannah-river-site If you write “no action” as they suggest – make sure that it is clear that the nuclear waste should be left in Germany and that no German, nor other foreign, nuclear waste should be accepted. The US has already recently accepted and burned low level German radioactive waste last year.
According to the Federal Register, “the EA will analyze a no action alternative under which DOE would not accept or process the used fuel“. It is important to clarify. If not, “no action” could be construed as meaning no full Environmental Impact Assessment Statement. If they persist in this unethical folly, then they must do a full EIS and not side-step it as they apparently wish to do.