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Briefing Date:04/06/2005
Topic:Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage: Public Report

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Radioactive Waste Management
Committee on the Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
122 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
and
468 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 5:00 p.m.

on

Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage:
Public Report

by

Kevin D. Crowley, Staff Officer, Committee on the Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage and Director, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies

Requested by Congress in P.L. 108-137 (the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2004) this public report is the product of a classified National Academies study. The study provides technical advice related to the vulnerability of commercial spent nuclear fuel storage facilities to terrorist attacks. It was sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Homeland Security.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 6, 2005 and can be found, in its entirety on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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