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2008-07-03 06:00:39

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The federal railroad board has said it will consider the Department of Energy's bid to build a nuclear waste rail line to Yucca Mountain, setting aside a Nevada protest that the application was incomplete. The Surface Transportation Board denied Nevada's demand that it turn away DOE's application to build and operate a 300-mile railroad from Caliente across rural Nevada to the repository site. The board...

2008-07-02 06:00:29

By Molly Ball By MOLLY BALL REVIEW-JOURNAL Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is saying the same things about Yucca Mountain that President Bush once did, and Nevadans should not be fooled. "That's what George Bush said, remember, and he'd been president for a couple of weeks when he decided science wasn't so important and jammed it down our throat," the Senate majority leader said in an interview. "John McCain has voted with the...

2008-06-30 06:02:44

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - A new nuclear waste strategy that would partner the government with industry to develop privately owned storage sites and recycling factories was announced on Friday. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., unveiled a bill as an alternative to storing 77,000 tons of used nuclear fuel in a long-delayed Yucca Mountain repository. The bill would not end the Yucca project, but could alter its purpose. Domenici,...

2008-06-27 06:02:33

By Molly Ball By MOLLY BALL REVIEW-JOURNAL Republican presidential candidate John McCain still supports putting America's nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, but he has begun to doubt whether it will ever happen and is stressing that he would make the proposed repository meet environmental and safety standards. "I'm not saying open Yucca Mountain without regard to environmental requirements, et cetera, et cetera - all the things that have to be done in order to ensure safety,...

2008-06-25 12:03:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Damien LaVera or Caroline Ciccone of the Democratic National Committee, +1-202-863-8148 Today's McCain Myth: John McCain has a responsible energy plan that will create jobs and decrease waste. WASHINGTON,June 25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--The following is being issued by the Democratic National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) John McCain says that "energy security is the great national challenge of our time" and...

2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Stephens Washington Bureau STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - A House panel beginning the process of writing an energy spending bill for next year voted Tuesday to fully fund the Energy Department's request for the Yucca Mountain Project. The action by the House energy and water subcommittee was expected. Its leaders customarily support the government's planned nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The House bill contains $474.7 million for the Yucca project, the amount that DOE...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS (c) 2008 REVIEW-JOURNAL Despite the Energy Department's action this month to seek a license to build the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, a Review-Journal poll has found that a majority of Nevada voters feel the same way they did four years ago: Continue to fight the project instead of making a deal in exchange for accepting it. The poll of 625 registered Nevada voters came a week after DOE submitted its license application to the Nuclear...

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2007-09-27 18:00:00

LAS VEGAS - A girl was found "safe and well" after authorities released images of her from a videotape that also showed a man performing explicit sex acts on a younger girl. The girl who was found, who detectives earlier said they believed was 10 to 12 years old, was not sexually abused and "never suffered as a victim at the hands of the perpetrator as the first girl has," Nye County Sheriff's Detective David Boruchowitz said. The part of the video showing the older girl was shot in Nye...

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2007-07-10 09:30:00

38 fragile pupfish remain as experts scratch heads, mystery's surface AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. -- It's 110 degrees, hardly a heat wave for Death Valley. And in a small, bathtub-warm pool below a steep, rocky incline, small fish appear to be at play, darting and chasing each other through patches of algae. These are Devils Hole pupfish and, aside from the strangeness of finding fish in the middle of North America's harshest desert, they're about as remarkable to the naked eye as a fat tadpole....

2006-04-04 17:50:00

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site in the Nevada desert would be authorized to hold twice as much nuclear waste as currently planned under legislation the Bush administration said it will send to Congress on Wednesday. U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman on Tuesday said the legislation "will speed the process of opening the Yucca Mountain repository and make it an even more valuable national asset once it is up and running." But...


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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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.