The contractor that runs the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being denied millions of dollars in performance pay as part of the financial fallout from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the facility.
The U.S. Department of Energy stressed Sunday that no surface contamination has been found after airborne radiation was detected underground at a southeastern New Mexico site where the government stores low-grade nuclear waste.
The fight over bringing radioactive uranium waste to Nevada has moved to Capitol Hill.
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he had a “frank and blunt” discussion with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz over proposed shipments of nuclear waste to Nevada.
The door may not be shut on storing high-level nuclear waste in Nevada.
House Republicans are hoping to revive the stalled nuclear repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.
A plan to ship bomb-usable nuclear material to Nevada is raising questions.
Officials in the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects religiously check their computers every Tuesday and Friday as soon as they wake up because a pivotal ruling from federal courts on Nevada’s top nuclear interest is expected anytime now.
The Department of Energy hopes to identify a permanent location by the year 2026, and have the burial site open in 2048.
Shipments of radioactive uranium from Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are heading to Nevada.