Posted: Oct 6, 2011 5:40 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News
Representatives from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in San Luis Obispo Thursday, talking about storage and transportation of spent nuclear fuel.
The NRC held a public meeting at the Embassy Suites.
The purpose was to provide updates on its plans for extended storage of nuclear waste, like what's stored at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.
Victor Dricks, a spokesman for the NRC, said the agency wanted to get input from locals on the matter.
"We're in the process of developing the plan. We're asking the public at the meeting today, 'How do you want us to proceed?' 'How do you want to interact with us?' 'Do you want, for example, to participate in the plan electronically, do you want us to have public meetings," Dricks said.
Thursday's meeting comes about a month after the NRC decided to allow for the closure of the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
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