The fight over bringing radioactive uranium waste to Nevada has moved to Capitol Hill.
Nevada’s governor is telling the federal government the state doesn’t want highly radioactive waste of the type that could be used to build a “dirty bomb” buried in a shallow pit at the former national nuclear proving ground north of Las Vegas.
The Department of Energy hopes to identify a permanent location by the year 2026, and have the burial site open in 2048.
A federal appeals court ruling could renew debate on the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.
(Las Vegas, NV) – A federal appeals court could decide if the federal government should restart the licensing process for Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear repository. A three-judge panel heard arguments from South Carolina and Washington […]
A blue-ribbon commission appointed by President Obama will recommend a site other than Yucca Mountain for storing nuclear waste.
The Obama Administration’s efforts to end the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository hit a snag this weekend with passage of the 2011 spending bill by the U.S. House.
The on-again, off-again Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository will have another day in court soon. Could it’s full potential finally be reached?