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2010-04-23 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization: WHO: Georgia and South Carolina Community Leaders from Counties Around The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site WHAT: Press Conference to discuss the Federal Government's decision to halt work on the Yucca Mountain Permanent Nuclear Waste Repository WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11 a.m. EDT WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13(th)...

2010-03-17 10:38:00

Suspension of $770 Million Annual Nuclear Waste Fee Called for if Project Cancelled WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of leading national and regional organizations -- representing energy and individual taxpayers; state elected and regulatory officials; communities and energy-related businesses -- expressed vigorous support for the continuation of the Yucca Mountain repository program in letters to key Congressional appropriators. The group urged release of all...

2010-03-04 08:18:00

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT), an industry leader in munitions response services, has been contracted to provide surface clearance to locate and remove munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) at the Tonopah Test Range, an area within the Nevada Test and Training Range controlled by the U.S. Air Force. The clearance will be conducted over several different target areas within a 1,200-acre section of the test range during a four-month period....

2009-07-09 13:50:00

The withdrawal of Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a potential nuclear waste repository has reopened the debate over how and where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste.In an article in the July 10 issue of Science, University of Michigan geologist Rodney Ewing and Princeton University nuclear physicist Frank von Hippel argue that, although federal agencies should set standards and issue licenses for the approval of nuclear facilities, local communities and states should...

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2009-05-05 10:33:22

The Yucca Mountain crest in Nevada, USA has been proposed as a permanent site for high level radioactive waste. But a new study, already published as an article in press by Elsevier's journal Geomorphology and recently included in the Research Highlights of Nature, shows that there may be erosion of the crest. Kurt Stwe of the University of Graz, Austria, together with his colleagues, used a simple numerical landscape evolution model to explore the rate of erosional decay of the Yucca...

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2009-04-19 09:10:00

As electricity-hungry cities across the western U.S. look to cash in on one of the desert's few abundant natural resources "“ sunlight "“ some say they may be endangering rare desert animals as they compete for the area's rarest of resources: water.Water has been traditionally used as the most cost-efficient means for cooling large-scale solar energy plants.  As many energy companies have responded to Washington's call to up the scale of the countries renewable energy...

2008-11-11 00:00:16

Opponents of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository said they're hopeful President-elect Barack Obama will put an end to the project. Obama, as well as the other Democrats who ran for president, publicly opposed storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste at the site 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Monday. "After spending billions of dollars on the Yucca Mountain Project, there are still significant questions about whether nuclear waste can be...

2008-10-30 15:00:22

The U.S. Department of Energy says it's awarded a five-year, $2.5 billion Yucca Mountain management and operating contract to USA Repository Services. Officials said the company, a subsidiary of the URS Corp., will be supported by subcontractors Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Inc. and AREVA Federal Services Inc. The Yucca Mountain Project is an Energy Department nuclear reactor fuel and radioactive waste repository located within Yucca Mountain in Nevada, about 80 miles from Las...

2008-10-13 06:00:26

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - It was back to court for Nevada on Friday when Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a federal lawsuit asking judges to throw out new radiation limits for the Yucca Mountain Project. The radiation exposure standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency will fail to protect Nevadans "from cancer- causing radioactive contamination" if nuclear waste is buried at the site, Cortez Masto said....

2008-10-10 06:00:22

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL Tiny neon-blue pupfish that are struggling to survive in a spring- fed cave in Nye County have rebounded this fall to 126 adult fish, 34 more than last fall's count and the highest number recorded since 2004, a federal biologist said Wednesday. "We're feeling pretty good," said Bob Williams, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field supervisor for Nevada. "We're feeling like we're at least maintaining the population. There is still lots...


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2007-04-13 19:46:39

The Devil's Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis, is an endangered species of fish native to Devil's Hole, a geothermal (92°F), aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert of Nevada east of Death Valley. It is the smallest desert pupfish species, averaging .75 in (19 mm) in length. Physical Description Devil's Hole pupfish are less than .98 in (2.5 cm) long and resemble other pupfish in shape. They lack pelvic fins and have large heads and long anal fins. Breeding...

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