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Chairwoman Macfarlane leaving NRC

Allison Macfarlane, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Tuesday she will leave the agency in January, capping a two-year tenure during which she sought to return calm to an agency once split by clashes over Yucca Mountain and other controversies.

Reid moves to ensure Yucca Mountain stays dead

Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.

U.S. Senate confirms 2 new NRC commissioners

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed two new members to the federal body that regulates the nuclear power industry and has played a role in reviewing Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a repository for nuclear waste.

Nevada legislators OK $1.4 million to fight Yucca

A panel of lawmakers on Wednesday approved nearly $1.4 million to continue Nevada’s fight against Yucca Mountain despite the nuclear waste repository project being described by some critics as “the walking dead.”

NRC: More time, money needed for Yucca review

Completing safety studies and setting up a license document network for the Yucca Mountain Project will take a full year and use all $11.1 million of the money previously budgeted for the now-shuttered project 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff said Monday.

No end in sight for Yucca legal fights

There’s no end in sight for legal fights over Yucca Mountain. Fresh lawsuits started piling up Thursday, a day before a deadline for responses to a federal court ruling that ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to revive licensing for the controversial Nevada nuclear waste site.