Files on Nuclear Waste Storage (Department of Energy)

Liam Knox filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Multi Request Files on Nuclear Waste Storage
Due April 30, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Liam Knox


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all communications, memos, environmental impact reports, and plans or proposals regarding the storage and disposal of nuclear wast eat the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository from 2014-2019.

I would also like a copy of all communications and documents regarding the plan to store nuclear waste at the Skull Valley Gushote Indian Reservation from 1992-2006. Please be sure to include any communications sent to or from employees/representatives of Private Fuel Storage, LLC in your search. In addition, if there are any responsive documents from files retained from the now-defunct Office of the United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator,

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Liam Knox

From:

Dear Mr. Knox,

Please find attached the acknowledgment letter for the above-referenced FOIA request. In addition, please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss your request. My number is 202-586-2504. Thank you.

All the best,

Danielle Blevins, Esq.
FOIA Analyst - CRI Contractor
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585

From:

Mr. Knox,

I wanted to follow up with you. Please give me a call to discuss your request. My number is 202-586-2504. If you are no longer interested in your request, please let me know. If I do not hear from you by the end of today, I will place your request on hold.

All the best,

Danielle

From: Department of Energy

Hi Mr. Knox,

I wanted to follow up with you again. As I have sent 2 messages asking to discuss your request, I have not had any communication from you. As a such, your request is now on hold. If I do not hear from you by Wednesday, May 1, 2019, DOE will close your request as a withdrawal.

All the best,

Danielle

From: Department of Energy

Hi Mr. Knox,

Thank you for returning my call this afternoon.

As discussed, you agreed to accept two sets of previously-released documents in lieu of your original request in regards to item #1 concerning Yucca Mountain. The first set will range between the years of 2008-2012. I hope to get this to you shortly.

Another set of documents (already in processing) from the past year will also be provided to you upon their release, once they are released to the original requester.

Please note, while receiving the documents, you will not receive appeal rights to any redactions that may be present.

Additionally, DOE will continue processing parts 2 and 3 of your request concerning the Skull Valley Gushote Indian Reservation and the Office of the United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator. We hope to have a response to you soon.

If this is inaccurate, please let me know.

All the best,

Danielle

From: Liam Knox

That all sounds good to me! Thanks again, Danielle.

Best,

Liam

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