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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.


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)

GOP Renews Push For Yucca Mountain

House Republicans are hoping to revive the stalled nuclear repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.


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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.