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Final report mixed for NRC chairman Jaczko

WASHINGTON - In what probably will be a final review of his performance as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an internal investigation released Tuesday gave mixed grades to Gregory Jaczko. Jaczko, who announced his resignation last...

Ruling reopens debate on Yucca Mountain

WASHINGTON - Federal judges on Friday tossed out a regulation that allowed nuclear waste to be stored at reactors for 100 years or more and that cleared a way for the Obama administration to scrap the Yucca Mountain repository. An appeals court said...

House backs revival of Yucca repository

WASHINGTON - The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to restore a slice of funding for the Yucca Mountain repository, signaling it remains unhappy with President Barack Obama's decision to terminate the nuclear waste project. The 326-81 vote was...

NRC Chairman Jaczko resigns

Gregory Jaczko, whose leadership of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission became increasingly rocky after he ordered the agency to halt studies on Yucca Mountain, announced Monday that he is resigning as chairman.

Yucca isn't dead yet

Yucca Mountain? Isn't that project dead? Actually, no. In fact, the controversial nuclear waste repository is back in the news these days, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama have joined forces to destroy it. But...