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Congressmen Tour Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump Site

Lawmakers inspected the proposed site for a national nuclear waste disposal facility.


Rail tunnel descending into the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located in Nye County, Nevada, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. (photo: MAXIM KNIAZKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Yucca Mountain – New Developments

(Yucca Mountain,…) Newly published Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff findings appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open a national nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, if decision-makers want to go forward.


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State Keeping An Eye On Yucca Mountain

Group meets to talk about status of nuclear waste storage project


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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Releases Part Of Yucca Report

781-page document says storing nuclear waste there met safety guidelines.


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Reid Makes Yucca Vow

Promises nuclear waste storage project won’t happen


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Legal Bills Mount In Yucca Fight

Law firm’s contract extended, $5 million more for Yucca nuclear fight


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Yucca Mountain Alive Again?

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.



Battle Continues Over Nuclear Waste

The fight over bringing radioactive uranium waste to Nevada has moved to Capitol Hill.


A 'no trespassing' sign warns people to stay away from the proposed nuclear waste dump site of Yucca Mountain. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Sandoval Discusses Nevada’s Nuclear Future With Federal Official

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.


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Senators Seek Nuclear Storage At Yucca Mountain

The door may not be shut on storing high-level nuclear waste in Nevada.