Law firm’s contract extended, $5 million more for Yucca nuclear fight
A federal appeals court says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
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.
Environmental groups are pressing Gov. Brian Sandoval to block shipments of potent uranium waste planned for burial at a government-managed site in Nevada.
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.