Intermodal - Rail to Truck - Transportation
Department of Energy
Low-Level Radioactive Waste
to the Nevada Test Site

( See Maps Below )

October 24, 1997 -- Letter from Robert Loux, State of Nevada (NWPO) to G. Leah Dever, DOE\Nevada. The letter transmits the State of Nevada comments on the September 30, 1997 Draft report titled "DOE's Nevada Intermodal Transportation Evaluation" report. This report is seen by State officials as a first step in a process that will eliminate the transportation of radioactive waste through the Las Vegas Valley. The State's comments suggest that DOE should undertake development of a Programmatic EA. The EA would give DOE necessary decision authority to require existing and future waste generators to use the intermodal transfer facility (as appropriate) and to abide by a selected intrastate highway route that would avoid the Las Vegas Valley.

November 1997 -- U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office, NON-SUBPART D ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DETERMINATION Institutionalize and Encourage Intermodal Transportation of Department of Energy (DOE) Complex-wide Generated Waste to the Nevada Test Site

March 2, 1998 Letter from Robert R. Loux, Agency for Nuclear Projects to Frank Di Sanza (DOE/Nevada). The letter contains the State's scoping comments on DOE's proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) for Intermodal Transportation of Low-Level Nuclear Waste to the Nevada Test Site

March 3, 1998 -- Nevada Department of Transportation issues scoping comments to DOE on the Environmental Assessment for Intermodal Transport of Low Level Nuclear Waste to Nevada Test Site

March 12, 1998 -- Letter from The League of Women Voters of Nevada To Frank Di Sanza, DOE/Nevada. The letter outlines the League's concern about the need for adequate public participation for the proposed Environmental Assessment (EA) for Intermodal Transportation of Low-Level Nuclear Waste to the Nevada Test Site

March 24, 1998 -- Boulder City, Nevada issues "Resolution" requesting DOE to keep low-level radioactive waste shipments out of Bolder City and out of the Las Vegas Valley.

April 1, 1998 -- City of North Las Vegas, Nevada issues "Resolution" requesting DOE to keep low-level radioactive waste shipments out of North Las Vegas and out of the Las Vegas Valley.

April 21, 1998 -- Clark County, Nevada -- A Resolution Requesting The Department Of Energy (DOE) to Avoid Placing an Intermodal (Train to Truck) Transfer Facility in Clark County, and to Avoid the Use of Highway Routes over Hoover Dam and Highway and Rail Routed In and Through The Las Vegas Valley for the Transport of Low-Level Radioactive Waste to the Nevada Test Site.

April 30, 1998 -- City of Las Vegas -- A Resolution Requesting the Department of Energy to Exclude the Use of Highway Routes over Hoover Dam and Through the Metropolitan Las Vegas Valley for the Transport of Low-level Radioactive Waste to the Nevada Test Site.

April 10, 1998 -- Letter from Robert R. Loux to Carl Pl Gertz. (The letter clarifies that no federal statutes or regulations prohibits DOE from specifying, through contracts, that shipments of non-highway route controlled quantities of radioactive materials must use highway and rail routes that avoid the Las Vegas metro area)

May 5, 1998 -- Letter from Carl P. Gertz (DOE) to Bob Loux, State of Nevada. The letter confirms that DOE will expand the scope of the "Intermodal" Environmental Assessment (EA) for shipping low-level waste to the Nevada Test Site (NTS). DOE's letter states that the EA will include an alternative that focusses on alternate truck routes that will avoid travel over Hoover Dam and through the Las Vegas Valley.


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Nevada Test Site
Intermodal Transportation Facility
Site and Routing Evaluation Study

Current Low-Level Radioactive Waste Trucking routes to the Nevada Test Site

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Location of Candidate Intermodal Transfer Sites

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