U.S. Sen. Dean Heller thinks there will be a new effort to kick-start the Yucca Mountain Project after one of its most powerful and outspoken opponents, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, leaves office at the end of the year.
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Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday reiterated Nevada’s steadfast opposition to the construction of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain ahead of a hearing Thursday on the project in Washington, DC.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., doesn’t expect to see nuclear waste stored at Yucca Mountain after he retires and leaves the Senate.
Nevada spoke out about a plan to fund the project in the Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations bill, H.R. 5055.
Federal plans to saddle Nevada with burying the nation’s most potent radioactive waste in Yucca Mountain were bemoaned Tuesday by the state Commission on Nuclear Projects and American Indians who would be most affected.
Nevadans have a reason to know Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s name beyond the highly charged U.S. Senate debate over whether his nomination should get a hearing, much less a confirmation vote.
A state official on Friday welcomed a new federal report that did not pick the Nevada National Security Site the "preferred alternative" for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste.
Nevada officials dispute the findings of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff's latest impact report for the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
Yucca Mountain Project opponent Richard Bryan said Tuesday he was "stunned" when he watched a video of small explosions that followed more powerful ones Oct. 18 at a low-level nuclear waste dump near Beatty.
Nye County residents and officials are still divided on possible safety and environmental impacts of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, five years after the project was abandoned.
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