Latest Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-09-08 15:00:33

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-16 09:10:00

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.

2008-07-15 21:00:18

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.

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.

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