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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Politics, the law and Yucca Mountain

Politics, the law and Yucca Mountain
Las Vegas Sun
A federal appeals court last week heard the request of South Carolina and Washington, which want a court order to require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take action to move the dump forward. The states, along with the nuclear industry and its ...

Is Yucca Mountain Still Dead?

New York Times (blog) - ‎May 3, 2012‎
By MATTHEW L. WALD As I reported in this article, two states with big volumes of military and civilian nuclear wastes are suing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to try to force it to adhere to the terms of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, which called ...

Court Urged to Order Decision on Nuclear Waste Site

New York Times - ‎May 2, 2012‎
WASHINGTON — Two states with large amounts of military and civilian nuclear waste told a federal court panel on Wednesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was flouting the law by declining to decide whether the Nevada desert is a suitable burial ...

Appeals court hears arguments over Yucca Mountain

Huffington Post - ‎May 2, 2012‎
MATTHEW DALY | May 2, 2012 05:17 PM EST | AP WASHINGTON — Supporters of a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to force the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to move forward on a licensing plan for the long-delayed ...

What if Yucca Mountain becomes a repository for data?

Las Vegas Sun - ‎17 hours ago‎
By Karoun Demirjian (contact) When Congress gets back to town this week, two items will be up for discussion that, as we reported last week, will heavily interest Nevada: cybersecurity and Yucca Mountain. But one thing you probably won't hear much ...

Yucca Mountain May Get Second Life

energybiz - ‎May 3, 2012‎
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could rule within the next few months on whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should be forced to reopen its license case for the Yucca Mountain spent fuel repository in Nevada, ...

Appeals court hears arguments on Yucca Mountain project

Las Vegas Sun - ‎May 2, 2012‎
By Karoun Demirjian (contact) It may seem like the sort of question best reserved for psychics' studios and self-help literature, but it's also likely to determine how the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rules in the case that ...

Judges troubled by Yucca shutdown, uncertain on recourse

Las Vegas Review - Journal - ‎May 2, 2012‎
By Steve Tetreault WASHINGTON - Federal appeals judges indicated Wednesday they were troubled over the licensing shutdown of Yucca Mountain, but they struggled with whether the nuclear waste project might be too dead to order it revived.

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