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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...

2008-10-01 09:00:22

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has established final radiation standards for the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The standards are intended to protect human health and the environment for 1 million years. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the "lowered" radiation standard will instead put people at risk. "In other words, the (EPA) agency decided just how much radiation you and I can...

2008-09-30 09:00:33

University of Utah geochemist Thure Cerling was recently reappointed to a federal panel advising President Bush on radioactive waste. The panel is mainly responsible for reviewing plans to store high- level radioactive waste in an underground repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. The panel also evaluates packaging and transportation of waste. Yucca Mountain was originally set to begin storing waste from the nation's nuclear power plants and military facilities in 1998, but that date has been...

2008-09-26 06:00:19

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Faced with a White House veto threat, Congress this week is restoring a part of Yucca Mountain funding that had been cut from a major defense bill. A bill that passed the House on Tuesday authorizes $223 million as the Defense Department's share of the Nevada nuclear waste project in the coming year. The bill faces a final vote in the Senate. An earlier version had authorized $197.4 million in defense...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - No matter what happens with the embattled director of Nevada's Nuclear Projects Agency, the state will not give up the fight against Yucca Mountain, Nevada's senators vowed Thursday. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign insisted the Energy Department's plans for a nuclear waste repository are still more dead than alive, even as the department made progress this summer moving it toward construction. In a...

2008-09-19 06:00:17

By Erin Neff Nevada voters were starting to hit Yucca Mountain fatigue before the 2004 presidential election. And nothing in the past four years has done a thing to elevate the repository past a political talking point. Voters just haven't cared. But a funny thing has happened in a matter of days - the tired issue of Yucca Mountain may actually be creeping back into Nevadans' collective psyche. And it's all happening thanks to completely unrelated wrongdoing by the leader of the state's...

2008-09-18 06:00:34

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL The National Park Service has closed one of Death Valley's most well-known abandoned mines because of mounting safety concerns. The Keane Wonder Mine and the ruins surrounding it will remain off limits to all vehicle and foot traffic until safety concerns can be addressed, park officials said. The closed area, 135 miles northwest of Las Vegas, extends from the junction of the Beatty Cutoff Road and Keane Wonder Road east to Chloride...

2008-09-11 06:00:21

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - White House officials on Tuesday threatened to have President Bush veto a giant defense bill in part because it could reduce spending for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. The cut for the proposed Nevada repository was among more than 30 objections the White House lodged against the $543 billion bill. The defense authorization bill sets pay raises for the military, steers policy on a range of defense...

2008-09-10 06:00:15

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The once-stumbling Department of Energy reached another milestone Monday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will conduct in-depth studies and have safety hearings on plans to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The nuclear safety agency's decision to accept a Yucca Mountain application onto its licensing docket represents the latest step forward for the project over the...


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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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