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Sandoval Urged To Block Shipments Of Uranium Waste

Environmental groups are pressing Gov. Brian Sandoval to block shipments of potent uranium waste planned for burial at a government-managed site in Nevada.


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Yucca Mountain Battle Could Flare Up

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.


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Fed Sets Date For Nuclear Waste Storage

The Department of Energy hopes to identify a permanent location by the year 2026, and have the burial site open in 2048.


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Uranium Shipment Headed To Nevada

Shipments of radioactive uranium from Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are heading to Nevada.


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Ruling May Spark Renewed Yucca Debate

A federal appeals court ruling could renew debate on the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.


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Yucca Mountain Won’t Go Away

(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 […]


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Familiar Face To Return To Nevada Nuclear Agency

A familiar face may return to the Nevada Nuclear Projects Agency to help the state fight what one administrator called a “serious resumption” of efforts to open Yucca Mountain as the nation’s first high level nuclear waste dump.


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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Yucca Mountain

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls say they oppose the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada. During a Republican presidential debate Tuesday in Las Vegas, Texas Congressman Ron Paul says the other 49 states […]

CBS Las Vegas–10/18/2011


Panel to Recommend Yucca Alternative

A blue-ribbon commission appointed by President Obama will recommend a site other than Yucca Mountain for storing nuclear waste.

CBS Las Vegas–07/29/2011


Yucca Mountain Dead? Not So Fast

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.

CBS Las Vegas–02/20/2011