Index -- Federal Sites
Index -- State/Local Government Agencies and National Associations
Index -- Non-Governmental Organization
Index -- Legal Resource Links
Index -- Technical Resource Links
U.S. Department of Energy -- DOE: (DOE Headquarters Page)
This page contains information about DOE's programs and plans, organizational structure, and accomplishments. The web page lists DOE resources; it provides connections to other DOE web pages and includes search capabilities for scientific and technical information. The page contains links to DOE news and "hot topics" such as information about upcoming public meetings. The page contains the Secretary of Energy's speeches and correspondence, DOE directives and orders, DOE acquisition regulations, and more. Most importantly, the page contains links to people, places, and organizations across the Department's electronic network.
Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM)
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 established the Federal Government's responsibility to provide for the permanent disposal of the nation's high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel and directed that the generators and owners of these wastes be responsible for the costs of their management and disposal. The Act authorized the Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), to develop a system to safely manage and permanently dispose of the spent nuclear fuel accumulating at commercial reactors.
OCRWM Yucca Mountain Project Studies
This page provides information about the proposed nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, located northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Information is provided about the excavation of a 5.5 mile "Exploratory Studies Facility" tunnel, test alcoves within the tunnel, and other "site characterization" activities such as drilled boreholes and excavated surface trenches.
U.S Department of Energy's Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Program (Nuclear Materials & Facility Stabilization)
This DOE Web Page contains the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement On a Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel, (i.e., nuclear weapons grade fuel). The page contains related information and maps about DOE's transportation and storage program for spent fuel generated at numerous Foreign research reactors located in several European and other countries.
U.S. Department of Energy's NEPA Web Page
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to consider environmental values and factors in agency planning and decision-making through the preparation and publication of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS documents). This page contains DOE NEPA Announcements, NEPA process information about EIS documents, as well as Internet resources links to other NEPA sites.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The NRC is an independent agency established by the U.S. Congress under the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. The NRC is responsible for regulating the commercial nuclear power industry, non-power research and test reactors, fuel cycle facilities, medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials, and the transport, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste. The NRC is the principle federal licensing authority for the Yucca Mountain repository program.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW).
The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) was established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in June 1988. ACNW provides the NRC with independent reviews and advice on nuclear waste facilities, including application to such facilities of 10 CFR Parts 60 and 61 (disposal of high-level radioactive wastes in geologic repositories and land disposal of radioactive waste). The focus of the ACNW's work is on waste disposal facilities; the committee reviews and reports on those areas of concern referred to it by the Commission. ACNW'S web site contains information on schedules and agendas for meetings, meeting transcripts, letters and documents, committee information, charter, history, biographies, etc.
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB)
The NWTRB is an independent agency of the U.S. Government. Its sole purpose is to provide independent scientific and technical oversight of the U.S. program for management and disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants.
The NWTRB's web site outlines the Board's mission, some of the technical and scientific issues affecting Yucca Mountain, and it contains congressional testimony, reports summaries, and the full text of Board reports. The site also contains press releases and meeting announcements as well as a useful list of links to other nuclear related web sites.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Radiation Protection Programs
EPA's Radiation Protection Division is responsible for protecting public health and the environment from the effects of ionizing radiation. The page provides detailed information on the various programs associated with radiation protection activities. The page lists information about Yucca Mountain, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Technology Assessment, Risk Assessment, Site Cleanup, Mixed Waste, Emergency Response, and Air Standards.
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
Under its enabling statute, Public Law 100-456, the Board is responsible for independent, external oversight of all activities in DOE's nuclear weapons complex affecting nuclear health and safety. The Board reviews operations, practices, and occurrences at DOE's defense nuclear facilities and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Energy that are necessary to protect public health and safety. In the event that Board reviews disclose an imminent or severe threat to public health and safety, the Board is required to transmit its recommendations directly to the President, as well as to the Secretaries of Energy and Defense.
Over the years, the Board has made numerous recommendations to the Secretary of Energy concerning the health and safety issues at DOE nuclear facilities. The DNFSB page also contains a World Wide Web Links Page to a listing of obscure Department of Energy web sites.
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
CEQ was established in the late 1960s within the Executive Office of the President through enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act. The Council is headed by a Chair who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. CEQ has promulgated regulations implementing the requirements of NEPA. NEPA is the nation's policy for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment, and it provides a procedural framework for implementing these goals within the federal agencies. NEPA requires all federal agencies to prepare a "detailed statement" (i.e., an Environmental Impact Statement) for proposed major actions "significantly affecting the quality of the human environment." The site contains online access to CEQ regulations, a list of Environmental Impact Statements by state, and other environmental sites and data links. The site also contains expanded information about NEPA through NEPAnet.
General Accounting Office
The General Accounting Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress. GAO is charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds. GAO performs audits and evaluations of government programs and activities and produces reports of findings. This site provides users the ability to search and download GAO reports
State & Local Agencies and National Associations
State of Nevada — Home Page
The State of Nevada Home page is administered by the Department of Information Technology. The page contains links to Nevada executive branch agencies that maintain web pages. The page contains press releases, information about special events, and related news.
Nevada State Legislature Web Site
This web page contains information about the 1997 Nevada legislative session; interim committees; legislators and committees; the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB); some general information; and links to the Nevada Revised Statue and the State Administrative Code. Between sessions, the Legislature has an ongoing staff agency known as the LCB; the LCB encompasses the Fiscal, Legal, Audit, Administrative, and Research Divisions.
New Mexico's WIPP Transportation Safety Program
The State of New Mexico has developed the WIPP Transportation Safety Program to ensure the safe and "uneventful" transportation of radioactive waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southeastern New Mexico. The page provides information on the WIPP program. In addition, the page contains extensive links to other information about WIPP and related web sites.
Clark County (Las Vegas) Nuclear Waste Division
Clark County's (Comprehensive Planning -- Nuclear Waste Division) web site provides details about why Clark County is involved in the Department's Energy's (DOEs) Yucca Mountain repository program. The site offers information about the status of affected units of local government, as per the 1987 amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. One of the major objectives of the County's program is to ensure that no waste is transported through the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Since Clark County may have to present its case for potential impacts to the Department of Energy and Congress, the County has created a Peer Review Committee, comprised of national authorities on impact areas of possible concern. The site contains several photos of Yucca Mountain as well as a history of DOE's Yucca Mountain program.
Churchill County Nevada - Nuclear Waste Page
Churchill County is one of ten affected units of local government involved in the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository. Funding provided to Churchill County is paid by users of electricity generated by nuclear power plants under a general contract with nuclear generating utilities. The federal government collects a fee of one mill (one-ten of a cent) per kilowatt-hour from utility companies for nuclear generated electricity. The money goes into the nuclear waste fund which is used to fund all program related activities.
This site contains newsletters, photographs, maps, links to Nevada state and local governments, important publications affecting the local public, Churchill County high school tours and information regarding presentations to county schools from both the State of Nevada and the DOE's Science Center as well as information regarding the current process underway to license a repository and much more.Esmeralda County Repository Oversight Program
Esmeralda County's Repository Oversight Program (ROP) purpose is to review, monitor and evaluate federal siting activities at Yucca Mountain. The objectives of this program are:
Maintain oversight of the Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management program.
DOE continues to consider a number of possible rail routes to transport nuclear spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste to Yucca Mountain from the nation's nuclear power plants and defense facilities, including rail routing through Esmeralda County. Esmeralda’s ROP works effectively in maintaining oversight in impacts, effects, and risks of proposed transportation routes.
To inform and educate the public we have established a public information center at the ROP offices in Goldfield with an official Yucca Mountain reading room. We are providing a quarterly newsletter with current news and information focusing on Yucca Mountain and direct impacts to Esmeralda County. We are working with the DOE, OCRWM office and State of Nevada Nuclear Projects office to provide public speakers to county residents.
We plan and organize tours for both adults and students to the Yucca Mountain site, and provide Esmeralda County residents with an understanding of the repository siting effort.
We are monitoring and attending meetings related to the repository Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the EIS Supplemental Rail Corridor, transportation, and surface facility changes and other events and activities which could impact the citizens of Esmeralda by the opening of the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste facility.
Monitor key technical meetings and activities of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board(NWTRB), Department of Energy's Affected Units of Government (AUG) and the State, Tribal and Local Government meetings.
Eureka County Nevada - Nuclear Waste Page
Eureka County Nevada - Nuclear Waste Page: Eureka County's Web Page contains newsletters, photos, maps, a time line of the Yucca Mountain repository program, important publications, a list of frequently asked questions, links to internet resources and more. The Website also contains information about current issues including changes in proposed rail routes for transportation of high level nuclear waste in Nevada and in Eureka County; the debate over federal funding for local and state government; the mounting controversy over the estimated life cycle cost of the repository; and the interim storage debate in Congress.
Eureka County is one of nine Nevada counties receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. The funds are used to oversee and protect the interests of the county in relation to the DOE's proposal to study Yucca Mountain as the only proposed site for the nation's high-level radioactive waste. Eureka receives grant funds from DOE because the county is contiguous to Nye County and is considered to be an "affected local government" under the law. The money comes from the Nuclear Waste Fund, collected from the consumers of nuclear power.
Inyo County Yucca Mountain Repository Assessment Office
Inyo County, California is one of ten "Affected Units of Local Government" designated by the Secretary of Energy under the provisions of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. The County maintains an oversight and impact assessment office to monitor ongoing activities at the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Inyo County's web page contains information about key issues, work plans, and federal and state program activities.
Lander County Nuclear Waste Oversight Office
As one of the designated Affected Units of Local Government, Lander County maintains this website to inform citizens about issues related to the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository planned 90 miles north of Las Vegas. This website will also continue to update as activities and decisions happen that concern the potential transportation of nuclear waste in Lander County and Nevada.
This website contains documents, photos, maps, and more about the history and current developments concerning the Yucca Mountain Repository program. If you have any questions or suggestions please contacts us. Deborah Teske, 315 So. Humboldt, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. (775) 635-2860. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office
Nye County is overseeing U.S. Department of Energy's Site Characterization and other related activities at Yucca Mountain. As part of this effort, the county has drilled and instrumented one new borehole (ONC#1) and has installed instrumentation in an existing borehole (NRG-4) to monitor both saturated and unsaturated hydrologic condition of the site. In addition, instrumentation has been installed in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. Modeling and data analysis is in progress to assess various conditions at the Mountain to help better understand the site suitability. The web page was created to communicate Nye County's site characterization findings in a timely manner.
Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB)
WIEB is an organization of 11 western states and three western Canadian provinces. The purpose of the Board is to promote cooperative state efforts to "enhance the economy of the West and contribute to the well-being of the region's people." The Board serves as the energy arm of the Western Governors' Association. In this role, the Board supports the High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee, which consists of nuclear waste transportation experts from state energy, public safety, and environmental agencies. The committee works with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a safe and publicly acceptable system for transporting spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act.
Western Governors' Association (WGA)
Established in 1984, the Western Governors' Association is an independent, non-partisan organization of governors from 18 western states, two Pacific-flag territories, and one commonwealth. The Association was formed to provide strong leadership in an era of critical change in the economy and demography of the West. The Western Governors' Association recognizes that many vital issues such as transportation and disposal of hazardous and nuclear wastes are important issues for the western states.
National Governors' Association (NGA)
NGA's Web Site provides direct access to information on the Governors of the nation and shares the best ideas of the states via electronic means. As a bipartisan organization, NGA provides a forum for Governors to exchange views and experiences. NGA also provides assistance in solving state-focused problems, information on state innovations and practices, and a bipartisan forum for Governors to establish, influence, and implement policy on national issues.
The NGA page contains detailed information about the Governors, such as biographies, election status, term of office, staff members, and NGA liaisons. Links to the web sites of the Governors are also provided. In addition, the NGA site contains NGA policy positions, press releases, publications, and issue briefs.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
NIRS is an information and networking center for citizens and organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. The organization fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, and a more open and democratic government. For a detailed discussion about nuclear waste, see the Critical Mass Energy Project Page. Information is presented (under the subtitle Radioactive Waste Policy) about nuclear industry lobbying activities in Congress that are aimed at forcing a high-level nuclear waste dump on the State of Nevada. The utilities industry is backing legislation that would slash environmental standards, preempt state and local laws, and begin the largest nuclear waste transportation project in history.
Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC is a non-profit organization with more than 350,000 members nationwide. NRDC's mission is to preserve the environment, protect the public health, and ensure the conservation of wilderness and natural resources. With the help of a committed Board of Trustees, NRDC's staff in four offices across the country pursues these goals through research, advocacy, litigation, and public education. The NRDC's web site is comprehensive and current. For nuclear issues, see the NRDC's Nuclear Program Web Page.
Nuclear Control Institute
Organized in 1981, the Nuclear Control Institute is an independent research and advocacy center specializing in problems of nuclear proliferation. As a non-partisan and non-profit organization, the Institute monitors nuclear activities worldwide and pursues strategies to halt the spread and growth of nuclear arms. In particular, the Institute focus on the urgency of eliminating atom-bomb materials, plutonium and highly enriched uranium,from civilian nuclear power and research programs.
The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) is dedicated to increasing public involvement in and control over environmental problems through the democratization of science. The Institute's primary focus is on environmental and security issues related to nuclear weapons production and testing. Among other information, IEER's web page contains fact sheets on Fissile Material Basics; Fissile Material Health and Environmental Dangers; Incineration of Radioactive and Mixed Waste; Physical, Nuclear, and Chemical Properties of Plutonium; and Uranium: Its Uses and Hazards.
Citizen Alert is a 22-year-old grassroots environmental group based in the State of Nevada. The organization provides education, advocacy, and empowerment to citizens on matters of environmental policy and environmental justice. Citizen Alert works to assure public participation and government accountability on issues that affect the land and people of Nevada. Citizen Alter has an extensive links page that covers environmental, nuclear and energy sites.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is working to create a world free of nuclear weapons, global environmental pollution, and gun violence. The active conscience of American medicine, PSR uses its members' expertise and professional leadership, influence within the medical community, and strong links to policy makers to address this century's greatest threats to human welfare and survival. For a description of current issues, see PSR's National Security page.
The Nuclear-Free Future Award
The Nuclear-Free Future Award is a set of three money prizes given out annually to aid those people or organizations struggling to make our future nuclear-free. The Munich journalist Claus Biegert is the initiative's moving spirit. Yvonne Margarula (Australia), Dr. Hari Sharan (India), and Dr. RaÃºl Montenegro (Argentina) were the 1998 Award recipients. The 1999 Award Ceremonies will be held on September 25th at Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Nuclear-Free Future Award is a project of the Franz Moll Foundation for the Coming Generations. Our American partner organization is the Seventh Generation Fund.
The American Nuclear Society (ANS)
ANS is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology. For an extensive listing of other nuclear links see the ANS page titled "The Nuclear Web". This page contains an extensive listing of links to scientific and professional societies, government organizations and agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
Greenpeace is a closely-knit network of national and regional offices, coordinated from the headquarters in Amsterdam. More than 1,330 people currently staff 43 offices in 30 countries. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. The organization seeks to protect biodiversity in all its forms; prevent pollution and abuse of the earth's ocean, land, air and fresh water, and end all nuclear threats. Greenpeace promotes peace, global disarmament and non-violence.
Environmental Evaluation Group
The purpose of the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) is to conduct an independent technical evaluation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project to ensure protection of the public health, safety, and the environment. The EEG has also been measuring background radioactivity in the air, water, and soil around the WIPP site and in surrounding communities since 1985.
We are a 501C-3 organization located in northeastern Washington State. We are a watchdog group that is opposing the establishment of a new low-level radioactive waste dump by Dawn Mining Company (Newmont Mining). The site is a old uranium mill that is leaking contaminants into the adjacent Spokane Indian Reservation. The leakage adds contamination to the Spokane and Columbia Rivers.
The Sierra Club and the Club's Nuclear Waste Task Force Pages
The Sierra Club is a nonprofit, member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions -- legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. See the Sierra Club's publications titled "Nation Squabbles Over Nuclear Waste Pile-Up."
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Science Links Page
This page contains links to sites related to Nuclear Engineering and Physics. The site is intended to be a comprehensive resource list for nuclear engineers as well as the general public.
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) NEI is the nuclear energy industry's Washington-based policy organization.
Sustainable Minnesota's Nuclear Energy Resources
Sustainable Minnesota is the home page of Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3), a coalition of organizations working to improve the quality of life, the environment and the economy by promoting energy efficiency and the sound use of renewable energy. ME3 is also working to ensure that Minnesota makes a smart transition from its reliance on nuclear power.
Legal Resource Links
Georgetown Law Library and Others
This site contains the Federal Court Opinions Page, which is a service provided by the Georgetown University Law Library. It is intended to be a home page for the federal court system on the Internet. This page provides links to information concerning the federal judiciary, including Federal Appeals Court opinions, that can be viewed or downloaded.
Federal Register Online and Others
This site connects to several federal databases (online) via Government Printing Office (GPO) Access. Selected databases include: The Federal Register; Congressional Record; GAO Reports; Comptroller General Decisions; Congressional Bills and Documents; Public Laws; the Senate and Unified Calendars; and other.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
This page contains a searchable online data base of the Code of Federal Regulations. It is noted on the Page that "every effort has been made to make this database accurate." The page is administered through the U.S. House of Representatives, Internet Law Library.
This archive contains brief summaries of major environmental legislation, with links to the full text versions contained in the U.S. Code, provided through Cornell University Law School.
This site provides access to US Supreme Court Cases the LawCrawler - Supreme Court Opinions - Law Reviews - Legal News and Federal District Court Decision.
Technical Resource Links
The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project By the Brookings Institution. Also see Related Nuclear Weapons Sites (Alphabetical Listing)
The Congressional Research Service Reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares reports for the U.S. Congress. CRS reports undergo review for accuracy and objectivity and contain non-technical information that can be useful to people interested in environmental policy. Despite their potential value to a broad audience, CRS does not itself provide these documents to the general public and yet their distribution is not protected by law or copyright. The Committee for the National Institute for the Environment (CNIE) is obtaining copies of the CRS reports, converting them to an Internet-compatible format and placing them online. As new or updated CRS reports related to environmental or resource issues become available, CNIE will add them to this library. Recent reports prepared on Nuclear waste include: Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal (10/21/97 ~ 16 p.)
Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel (3/27/97 ~ 15 p.)
Civilian Nuclear Spent Fuel Temporary Storage Options (10/17/97 ~ 32 p.)
Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal (10/21/97 ~ 16 p.)
Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel (3/27/97 ~ 15 p.)
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization...a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in over 150 countries. The EnviroLink Network is dedicated to providing people with the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental resources available. See the Envirolink Library on Nuclear Pollution and Waste.
NonProfit Gateway (Links to Federal government information)
This site is designed as a central starting point to help nonprofit organizations access online Federal information and services. Internet links are provided to all Cabinet Departments and many agencies, the site contains information about grants, regulations, taxes, and other services as well as information on a wide range of other topics and programs.
FedNet was formed to provide new and emerging industries with audio and video programming and data services focusing on government issues of national and state and local interests. Base programming includes live coverage of the floor of the United States Senate and House of Representatives along with gavel to gavel coverage of key Congressional Hearings.
Superintendent of Documents Home Page (GPO Access)
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. Information is provided on databases for online use and individual federal agency files available for download.
The FADSTATS Web site is maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy. The site provides easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by more than 70 federal agencies.
This technical resource page contains a collection of materials about the epidemiology of (suspected) radiation-induced disease as well as pointers to other information about radiation in the environment