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2008-07-10 06:00:26

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. The energy and water subcommittee's action signals months of uncertainty ahead as to whether DOE will have enough money to manage its newly submitted license application for the Nevada site if Congress carries out the cut. The Senate subcommittee approved a...

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,...

2008-06-19 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...

2006-06-08 16:00:00

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK -- 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 organizations, including Friends of the Earth, GRACE Policy Institute and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, pointed to several problems that have plagued the industry, including higher-than-expected...

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...

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...


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