Latest Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository Stories
By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - A Senate panel on Tuesday chopped more than 20 percent from the Department of Energy's 2009 budget for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Energy conservation and renewable energy such as wind power would be a better investment for U.S. taxpayers than subsidies for new nuclear plants, according to a study released on Thursday by several environmental, health and public interest organizations.
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.
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.
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