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2006-04-04 12:50:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration will send to Congress on Wednesday a legislative proposal designed to hasten the opening of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site in Nevada, U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said. Bodman said the proposed 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." The contentious storage site is designed to hold the thousands of tons of...

2006-03-22 18:15:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Nevada on Wednesday sued the Bush administration to compel it to publicize key documents on its plan to build a long-delayed nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert. Nevada Attorney General George Chanos sued U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman and the Energy Department to require them to publicly release a draft application to build an underground waste dump in the Nevada desert about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The Energy Department had originally...

2006-03-01 18:33:50

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is planning steps to advance its long-stalled proposal to build a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, officials told Congress on Wednesday. The government's plan to build an underground waste dump in the Nevada desert about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas is more than 10 years behind schedule and still plagued by scientific foul-ups and political stonewalling. Paul Golan, an acting director at the Department of...

2006-02-23 16:48:47

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration should remove federal limits on the amount of nuclear waste that could be stored at a proposed waste dump in the Nevada desert, U.S. nuclear industry lobbyists said on Thursday. The government's plan to build an underground waste dump in the Nevada desert about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas is more than 10 years behind schedule and continues to be plagued by scientific foul-ups and political stonewalling. In coming...

2005-06-08 06:50:28

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Scientists trying to study the endangered Devils Hole pupfish near Death Valley inadvertently nudged the endangered fish closer to extinction. About 80 of the inch-long silvery pupfish died in traps set last year in Devils Hole, a limestone cavern about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists said Monday. The total killed could be a third or more of the adult fish left alive in the wild, officials told The Las...


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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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