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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...

2008-08-25 09:00:59

By Randal C. Archibold No doubt, it is hard to be a fish in a desert. But, to the dismay and bafflement of scientists, the Devils Hole pupfish, a quick-darting iridescent blue minnow, are veering toward extinction. Maybe this should not be surprising, considering their home: a hellishly hot, spring-fed pool of undetermined depth in the middle of one of the hottest places on earth. The fish, for tens of thousands of years, have lived here and only here, in an isolated patch under the...

2008-08-07 06:00:34

SPARKS, Nev., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GPXM) , is pleased to announce that a guided tour of its Mineral Ridge gold mine, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, has been scheduled for all interested shareholders on Saturday, September 6, 2008. The mine tour will occur two days prior to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Hampton Inn Tropicana in Las Vegas,...

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Brad Mitzelfelt The push to balance today's economic progress with preserving our natural resources and our desert way of life has lurched forward dramatically, if not very gracefully, this year. We are seeing several regionally significant enterprises looking to establish a local presence in our area. While this is promising from the standpoint of inviting jobs, it is also daunting from the standpoint of minimizing negative impacts on our communities. There are many developments...

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Christopher Lawrence At this point, Nye County really should just ban recording equipment altogether. It's hard for me to think about Pahrump without recalling some of the horrifying moments from "Pleasure for Sale," February's overly grim Sundance Channel documentary series set at the Chicken Ranch. Now comes "Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal" (9 p.m. today, HBO), which when it isn't busy trashing the county's most notorious resident, doesn't do Pahrump or nearby Crystal...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Deseret News editorial The only thing rising faster than gas prices these days is the cost of hollowing out Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. Seven years ago the estimated price was $58 billion. Last year it was announced as $77 billion. This week, the Bush administration put it at $90 billion. Enough, already. The $9 billion actually spent on the project to date is too much. Yucca Mountain is a non-starter. Congress needs to scuttle the idea...

2008-07-17 06:00:28

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The projected costs to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, ship used radioactive fuel to Nevada from around the country and operate the site for 100 years have grown to more than $90 billion, an energy department official said Tuesday. Ward Sproat, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Management, said the department will detail its new cost estimate in a...

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2008-07-16 09:10:00

WASHINGTON -- Turns out, it's going to cost taxpayers $32 billion more than first thought to open and operate the nation's first nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. And Utah and Nevada members of Congress are using that news to try to kill that project and replace it with storing waste in dry casks at nuclear power plants that produce it. The Bush administration's latest calculation -- made public Tuesday -- is that the Yucca Mountain facility will cost more than $90 billion....

2008-07-15 06:00:30

To the editor: As directed by the Congress of the United States in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the U.S. Department of Energy has submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build a deep-underground repository on federal land at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The application documents more than 20 years of scientific analyses and engineering, and demonstrates that the nation's inventory of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste can be disposed...


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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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