. "APPENDIX C Federal Repository Transportation System." Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States
waste storage sites (Figure 1.1). The Yucca Mountain site also lacks good existing transportation access, especially rail access.
The NWPA establishes that the federal government is responsible for developing and operating the transportation and disposal programs, and the owners of spent fuel and high-level waste are financially responsible for covering transport and disposal costs (Table C.1). The NWPA vests authority with the Secretary of Energy for carrying out the federal government’s responsibilities and establishes the Nuclear Waste Fund to cover the costs of disposal.
TABLE C.1 Responsibilities Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act for Storage of Spent Fuel and High-Level Waste and Their Transport to a Federal Repository