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2005-09-10 01:03:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved a private firm's plan to store tens of thousands of tonnes nuclear waste above the ground on an American Indian reservation in Utah. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted the license to Private Fuel Storage to store the radioactive waste on the reservation of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians, about 50 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The commission's approval of the Utah facility comes as the government has...

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2005-03-01 18:00:05

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A significant amount of radioactive waste from Cold War bomb-making should remain at former production sites, and several locations should be kept open longer than planned to treat waste from elsewhere, scientists recommended Tuesday. Reports by two panels of the National Academies urged the Energy Department to revamp its massive $140 billion cleanup plans for defense nuclear waste with the goal of transporting less of it to a central facility. This would allow cleanup...