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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...

2008-09-09 09:00:24

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators took a first step Monday toward allowing a radioactive waste dump in Nevada, agreeing to formally review the government's license application for the dump. It will still take the Nuclear Regulatory Commission up to four years to consider the Energy Department's 8,600-page application and decide whether to grant the federal government permission to build the 77,000-ton dump. Still, the NRC's determination that the license...

2008-08-28 06:00:43

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL More Nevadans said a presidential candidate's stance on disposing of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would have no impact on their vote than said that it would have a major influence. In a poll of 400 likely Nevada voters Aug. 13-15, 38 percent indicated that the Yucca Mountain issue would not sway their vote for president, while 23 percent said it would. Another 37 percent said it would have some influence. The numbers weren't too...


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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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.