Greater Than Class C Radioactive Waste Environmental Impact Statement Pueblo Views on Environmental Resource Areas
Santa Clara Pueblo
Pueblo de San Ildefonso
Pueblo de Cochiti
KeywordsLos Alamos National Lab
Greater than Class C EIS
Pueblo de Cochiti
Pueblo de San Ildefonso
Santa Clara Pueblo
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PublisherDepartment of Energy
DescriptionThe Greater than Class C (GTCC) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluated the potential impacts from the construction and operation of a new facility or facilities, or use of an existing facility, employing various disposal methods (geologic repository, intermediate depth borehole, enhanced near surface trench, and above grade vault) at six federal sites and generic commercial locations. For three of the locations being considered as possible locations, consulting tribes were brought in to comment on their perceptions on how GTCC low level radioactive waste would affect Native American resources (land, water, air, plants, animals, archaeology, etc.) short and long term. The consulting tribes produced essays that were incorporated into the EIS and these essays are in turn included in this collection. This essay was produced by members of the culturally affiliated tribes to Los Alamos National Lab.
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