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Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project, Comment Due Jul 30 2018, at 11:59 PM ET, ID: NRC-2018-0052-0058 https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2018-0052
Documents here: https://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/cis/hi/hi-app-docs.html. Note that “Appendix C (pp. 321-464) is redacted, and each page is marked “Security-Related Information Withheld under 10 CFR 2.390.” http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/kk-links/7%205%2018%20FOIA%20cultural%20properties%20redactions%20FINAL.pdf Sample comments and more info here: http://www.beyondnuclear.org/centralized-storage/2018/4/10/additional-sample-comments-you-can-use-to-write-your-own-for.html

An earlier US DOE funded site study of the site states that: “Mineral extraction in the area consists of underground potash mining and oil/gas extraction. Both industries support major facilities on the surface, although mining surface facilities are confined to a fairly small area…. Intrepid has rights to potash beneath the Site as shown in Appendix 2A, Map 9 and Figure 2.1.2-3. Mining has not progressed as far as Site….” https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1024/ML102440738.pdf While the dry salt lakes and potash mines suggest higher than normal corrosion rate for the 1/2 inch thick…

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