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Gayle Fisher, 702/794-1322

For Immediate Release
September 22, 1999

Note to News Directors and Editors;

Reminder: The U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office is hosting public hearings to accept public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Two of these hearings will be held at the following locations and times:

  • Monday, September 27th at the Amargosa Valley Community Center 821 East Farm Road, Amargosa Valley, Nevada 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 30th at the Bob Ruud Community Center, 150 North Highway 160, Pahrump, Nevada 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The first hour of each hearing will include a brief overview of the Draft EIS and a question and answer session. The remainder of the hearing will be reserved for public comment. The public may schedule a time to provide oral comments by calling 1-800-967-3477, or register at the hearing. If you are unable to attend this public hearing, please write, fax, or E-mail your comments by February 9, 2000, to:

Ms. Wendy R. Dixon
EIS Project Manager, M/S 010
U.S. Department of Energy
P.O. Box 30307
North Las Vegas, NV 89036-0307

Fax: 1-800-967-0739
Via Internet: http://www.ymp.gov

Members of the public are invited to participate. For more information about these meetings, please contact Gayle Fisher at 702/794-1322

U.S. Department of Energy  •  Yucca Mountain Project  •  P.O. Box 98518  •  Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518