Request for Information on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal and Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is conducting a public meeting to gather information to assess the effect of a lack of access to low-level waste (LLW) disposal facilities on those who use radioactive sources or materials in conducting research such as universities and hospitals. The purpose of this information gathering is to identify important research that has been impacted and/ or stopped because of a lack of disposal options for radioactive sources or materials. This information will be provided to the Commission to inform future Commission decisionmaking. The NRC is planning to host a public meeting on this topic at its Rockville, MD Headquarters on the morning of October 7, 2009.