High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee Policy Papers

The Western Interstate Energy Board has approved and adopted five new policy papers developed by the High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee. The papers received undivided support from the Board. These papers now represent the official policy of WIEB on several key nuclear waste transportation topics: the application of the WIPP transport model to SNF/HLW transport; physical protection requirements for SNF transport; shipping oldest fuel first; implementing a program to support state and federal rail inspectors; and developing a process for robust and consistent inspections of rail shipments. The papers can be found here.