Latest Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository Stories
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.
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.
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.
The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it will conduct a full review of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. In announcing it had docketed the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Thomas Burr, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 15--WASHINGTON -- Dumping the nation's nuclear waste in the Nevada desert could cost billions more and take even longer than previously anticipated.
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.
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